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W. T. Astbury

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: The Royal Institution

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William Thomas Astbury was physicist who made pioneering studies of biological molecules using X-ray crystallography. After graduating from Cambridge he worked under William Henry Bragg at the Royal Institution (Ri). In the 1920s and 1930s the Davy Faraday Laboratory at the Ri was one of the world's leading X-ray crystallography laboratories through which many of its major practitioners passed, apart from Astbury this included J.

The Royal Institution


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    61.1 x 45.8 cm

  • Accession number

    RIIC 2049

  • Acquisition method

    presented by Mrs Astbury, 1962


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