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- n. a person skilled in crystallography
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who describes crystals, or the manner of their formation; one versed in crystallography.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who describes crystals or the manner of their formation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a specialist in crystallography
My “decision” to become a crystallographer started when I chose my honours project advisor in my fourth year of university.
Many have become household names, such as the brilliant crystallographer Dorothy Hodgkin, who famously won a Nobel prize in 1964, and whose whirling portrait by Maggi Hambling 1985 now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.
Her tutor at Oxford was Nobel prize-winning crystallographer Dorothy Hodgkin.
Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958), X-ray crystallographer whose work was important in determining the structure of DNA
Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971), crystallographer and first woman elected a Fellow of the Royal Society
I went in the spring of 1972 to work with Aaron Klug, who was not only a leading crystallographer, but also responsible for the application of
Either that, or become a crystallographer and spend the rest of my life pursuing the answer.
Like an Eskimo naming a type of snow is not being a crystallographer; he's just familiar with that structure.
But perhaps a more telling account of the term's origin came from Francis Crick's explanation for why he began calling himself a molecular biologist: “I myself was forced to call myself a molecular biologist because when inquiring clergymen asked me what I did, I got tired of explaining that I was a mixture of crystallographer, biophysicist, biochemist, and geneticist, an explanation which in any case they found too hard to grasp”
Kindergarten was actually a very formalized system of education, established by a man named Friedrich Froebel, who was a crystallographer in the 19th century.