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Who was Sir John Warcup Cornforth? The chemist who overcame deafness to win the Nobel Prize

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Sir John Warcup Cornforth was a Nobel Prize-winning chemist who was born a century ago (7 September 1917).

Sir John was known for his work in the field of stereochemistry, the study of how the spatial arrangement of atoms affects the properties of a chemical compound. He went on to study at the University of Oxford and work as a professor at the universities of Warwick, Suffolk and California in Los Angeles.

In celebration of what would have been his 100th birthday, Sir John has been honoured with a Google Doodle.

For more information, see here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/0/sir-john-warcup-cornforth-chemist-overcame-deafness-win-nobel/

Thu 21 September 2017, 13:47 | Tags: people