Profession: Molecular Biologist
Why Famous: Won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on the structure of DNA and his discovery along with Francis Crick of the double helix structure.
- 1953-02-28 Francis Crick and James Watson discover the chemical structure of DNA-molecule (double-helix polymer)
- 1953-04-25 Francis Crick and James Watson's discovery of the double helix structure of DNA is published in "Nature" magazine
- 1962-10-18 James Watson (US), Francis Crick (UK) and Maurice Wilkins (UK) win the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work in determining the structure of DNA