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William T. Astbury
George W. Beadle
John Desmond Bernal
William Lawrence Bragg
Herman R. Branson
Dan H. Campbell
William B. Castle
Robert B. Corey
Francis H. C. Crick
Max Delbrück
Emil Fischer
Frank Blair Hanson
Maurice Huggins
Harvey A. Itano
John C. Kendrew
Karl Landsteiner
Alfred E. Mirsky
Carl G. Niemann
Linus Pauling
Max F. Perutz
Frederick Sanger
S. Jonathan Singer
Theodor (The) Svedberg
Alexander R. Todd
Warren Weaver
Dorothy Wrinch

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The Svedberg
The Svedberg, 1940s.
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Theodor (The) Svedberg


Theodor Svedberg Papers
Location: Uppsala University Library Section for Manuscripts and Music, Uppsala Universities Arkiv, Department of Chemistry
Address: Uppsala University Library, Uppsala University, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 1, 752 37 Uppsala, Sweden
Size: 16 linear meters, 160 boxes, and 2 cases  
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"The machine was a simple idea that required superb engineering. Rotor and bearings allowed great rotational speeds to be built up, monitored, and maintained for hours and days. Cooling systems kept the experiment at constant low temperature. The individual cells for solutions were made of glass or quartz, and a high-speed camera was set up so that one cell was photographed repeatedly as it passed by."

Horace Freeland Judson. The Eighth Day of Creation (New York: Simon and Schuster). 1979.

"Deeply inspired by D'Arcy Thompson's ideas on form, Wrinch capitalized on topological considerations. She proposed during the mid-1930s a honeycomb-like cage structure, a cyclol, for native globular proteins. That the cyclol consisted of 288 amino acid residues - and thus supposedly offered yet another independent source of evidence for the Svedberg and Bergmann-Niemann units - only served to enhance the 'hypnotic power of numerology."

Lily E. Kay. The Molecular Vision of Life: Caltech, The Rockefeller Foundation and the Rise of the New Biology (New York: Oxford University Press). 1993.

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