J. D. Bernal

1901 - 1971

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John Desmond Bernal (; 10 May 1901 – 15 September 1971) was an Irish scientist who pioneered the use of X-ray crystallography in molecular biology. He published extensively on the history of science. In addition, Bernal wrote popular books on science and society. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. D. Bernal has received more than 88,493 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). J. D. Bernal is the 307th most popular chemist (down from 261st in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 60th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Chemist.

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Among chemists, J. D. Bernal ranks 307 out of 509Before him are Carl Reichenbach, Akira Yoshino, Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr., Yuan T. Lee, Edwin G. Krebs, and Alice Ball. After him are Viktor Meyer, Charles Macintosh, Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy, Richard R. Schrock, Victor Goldschmidt, and Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac.

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Among people born in 1901, J. D. Bernal ranks 92Before him are Maxwell D. Taylor, Chen Yi, Pier Giorgio Frassati, Nina Berberova, Cassandre, and Margarete Buber-Neumann. After him are Hendrik Verwoerd, Miklós Nyiszli, Ramón Serrano Suñer, Robert J. Van de Graaff, Marino Marini, and Jean Prouvé. Among people deceased in 1971, J. D. Bernal ranks 57Before him are Ub Iwerks, Vladislav Volkov, Duane Allman, Helene Weigel, Van Heflin, and Dean Acheson. After him are Dita Parlo, Leslie White, Philippe Thys, Princess Maria Bona of Savoy-Genoa, Shigeyoshi Suzuki, and Hermann Ehrhardt.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, J. D. Bernal ranks 74 out of 501Before him are Sinéad O'Connor (1966), Mary Robinson (1944), Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie (1810), George Johnstone Stoney (1826), Conor McGregor (1988), and Kevin Farrell (1947). After him are Vergilius of Salzburg (700), Charles Maturin (1780), Oliver Goldsmith (1728), Francis Ysidro Edgeworth (1845), Maureen O'Sullivan (1911), and James Hoban (1762).

Among CHEMISTS In Ireland

Among chemists born in Ireland, J. D. Bernal ranks 3Before him are Robert Boyle (1627) and William C. Campbell (1930). After him are Kathleen Lonsdale (1903) and Peter Woulfe (1727).