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Was the most famous student of Plato
Predicted a new state of matter together with Albert Einstein
Discovered the structure of DNA together with James Watson and Maurice Wilkins
Sailed around the world with Capt. Robert FitzRoy
Shared a Nobel prize with George Hitchings for the discovery of drugs to treat leukemia and herpes
Among his famous patients were Gustav Mahler, Albert Hirst and Princess Marie Bonaparte
His friend Pope Urban VIII oposed his condemnation by the Inquisition
Since 1979 he occupied the position once held by Sir Isaac Newton at the University of Cambridge
Sit Alfred Gilbert sculpted his statue that currently stands in Manchester Town Hall
Worked for the astronomer Tycho Brahe analyzing planetary observations
He was branded a traitor by the Convention under Maximilien de Robespierre during the French Revolution and later guillotined
His seminal work on genetics was rediscovered after his death by Hugo de Vries and Carl Correns
Was considered by Thomas Jefferson 'one of three greatest men that ever lived'
Was awarded the Enrico Fermi award by President John F. Kennedy in 1963
Was nominated by Alfred Einstein for the Nobel Prize, which he received in 1945
James Chadwick discovered the neutron under his leadership
Co-authored several books and papers with his wife Ann Druyan
Was engaged to marry the cryptanalyst Jean Clarke during World War II
Apprenticeshiped at the studio of Andrea del Verrocchio, in Florence
Maintained a long correspondence with Charles Darwin on the topic of evolution
This pioneer of femtochemistry is one of the members of President Obama's Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

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