John Desmond Bernal, Irish physicist and crystallographer, 1952.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

John Desmond Bernal, Irish physicist and crystallographer, 1952.

Rickard, Stephen

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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Portrait head modelled from life and cast in plaster by Stephen Rickard of John Desmond Bernal (1901-1971), FRS. Bernal founded the science of molecular biology and pioneered X-ray crystallography. He did important work on the structure of water while Profesor of Physics at the University of London. During WWII he was involved in unsuccesful attempts to create artificial icebergs to act as aircraft carriers. A lifelong communist, Bernal was interested in the application of Marxist philosophy to science. He published 'The Social Function of Science' (1939) and 'The Origin of Life' (1967). Known to his friends as 'Sage', Bernal was very influential in both political and scientific circles.
 

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