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William Astbury

1898 - 1961

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William Thomas Astbury FRS (25 February 1898 – 4 June 1961) was an English physicist and molecular biologist who made pioneering X-ray diffraction studies of biological molecules. His work on keratin provided the foundation for Linus Pauling's discovery of the alpha helix. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Astbury has received more than 82,118 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. William Astbury is the 597th most popular physicist (down from 554th in 2019), the 3,239th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,759th in 2019) and the 69th most popular British Physicist.

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Among physicists, William Astbury ranks 597 out of 717Before him are Henry Augustus Rowland, John Lennard-Jones, Alvin M. Weinberg, Joan Feynman, Michael Fisher, and Lawrence M. Krauss. After him are Harold Agnew, Stuart Hameroff, Hertha Sponer, Heinrich Kayser, Evelyn Fox Keller, and Adriaan Fokker.

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Among people born in 1898, William Astbury ranks 181Before him are Georgy Langemak, Ben Shahn, Allen Woodring, Norman Vincent Peale, Lily Pons, and Rosa Chacel. After him are Blind Willie McTell, Zhu Ziqing, Preston Sturges, Leonard Howell, Riichi Yokomitsu, and Kay Sage. Among people deceased in 1961, William Astbury ranks 125Before him are Harriet Bosse, Ben Adams, Tiny Sandford, Rosa Sensat, Jean de Bie, and Beals Wright. After him are František Drtikol, Lajos Dinnyés, Ion Barbu, Tsuru Aoki, Dun Karm Psaila, and Richmond K. Turner.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Astbury ranks 3,239 out of 7,765Before him are Timothy Laurence (1955), Thomas Moran (1837), Thomas Fuller (1608), Mark Gatiss (1966), Tommy Hampson (1907), and Martin Brundle (1959). After him are Edwin Atherstone (1788), Kaya Scodelario (1992), Sydney Greenstreet (1879), Alastair Windsor, 2nd Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1914), Dorothea Bate (1878), and Frederick Twort (1877).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, William Astbury ranks 69Before him are James David Forbes (1809), William Edward Ayrton (1847), C. P. Snow (1905), John D. Barrow (1952), John Robison (1739), and John Lennard-Jones (1894). After him are Ralph H. Fowler (1889), John Polkinghorne (1930), John Hopkinson (1849), Alfred Ewing (1855), Peter Mark Roget (1779), and John Aitken (1839).