The Info List - Raymond Gosling

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RAYMOND G. GOSLING (15 July 1926 – 18 May 2015) was a British scientist who deduced the structure of DNA with Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin at King\'s College, London .


* 1 Early years * 2 Work at King\'s College London and DNA * 3 Work at Guy\'s Hospital * 4 Personal background * 5 References and Sources * 6 External links


He was born in 1926 and attended school in Wembley. He studied physics at University College London from 1944 to 1947 and became a hospital physicist at the King’s Fund and Middlesex Hospital between 1947 and 1949 before joining King\'s College London as a research student where he eventually received his PhD.

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* William Astbury * Oswald Avery * Lawrence Bragg * Francis Crick * Erwin Chargaff * Jerry Donohue * Rosalind Franklin * Raymond Gosling * Frederick Griffith * Phoebus Levene * Friedrich Miescher * Fred Neufeld * Sir John Randall * Alex Stokes * James Watson * Maurice Wilkins * Herbert Wilson * Photo 51

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At King\'s College London , Gosling worked on X-ray diffraction with Maurice Wilkins, analyzing samples of DNA which they prepared by hydrating and drawing out into thin filaments and photographing in a hydrogen atmosphere.

Gosling was then assigned to Rosalind Franklin when she joined King's College in 1951. They worked under the direction of Sir John Randall . Together they produced the first X-ray diffraction photographs of the "form B" paracrystalline arrays of highly hydrated DNA. She was his academic supervisor. During the next two years, the pair worked closely together to perfect the technique of x-ray diffraction photography of DNA and obtained at the time the sharpest diffraction images of