woman crush wednesday

This week’s #WCW is the amazing Rosalind Franklin.

A chemist and x-ray crystallographer, Franklin solved a big scientific question of the time: what is the structure of DNA. By studying fibers of DNA she was able to produce the first images that would change science forever. She was never credited for discovering the double helix because after examining her work two of her male colleagues published the findings without her acknowledgement or credit. She would have won a Nobel prize for her groundbreaking work.