John Desmond Bernal

Died aged c. 70

John Desmond Bernal FRS (/bərˈnɑːl/; 10 May 1901 – 15 September 1971) was an Irish scientist who pioneered the use of X-ray crystallography in molecular biology. He published extensively on the history of science. In addition, Bernal wrote popular books on science and society, and he was also a communist activist and a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB).

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John Desmond Bernal 1901-1971 crystallographer lived and died here

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