- NAME: Maurice Wilkins
- OCCUPATION: Academic, Biologist, Physicist
- BIRTH DATE: December 15, 1916
- DEATH DATE: October 06, 2004
- Did You Know?: By Maurice Wilkins revealing a landmark photo of DNA taken by Rosalind Franklin, Photo 51, he gave James Watson and Francis Crick the information they needed to create the double-helix model of DNA.
- EDUCATION: King Edward IV School, St. John's College (University of Cambridge), University of Birmingham
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Pongaroa, New Zealand
- PLACE OF DEATH: London, England, United Kingdom
- Full Name: Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins
- AKA: Maurice H.F. Wilkins
- AKA: Maurice Wilkins
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Biophysicist Maurice Wilkins was known for his contributions to the discovery of DNA's molecular structure, for which he won the 1962 Nobel Prize.
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In 2003, Wilkins released his autobiography The Third Man of the Double Helix. He died the following year on October 6, 2004, in London, England.
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