Aaron Klug

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Aaron Klug

Sir Aaron Klug (11 August 1926 – 20 November 2018) was a Lithuanian-born British chemist and biophysicist, and winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his development of crystallographic electron microscopy and his structural elucidation of biologically important nucleic acid-protein complexes.


  • I like teaching and the contact with young minds keeps one on one's toes.
    • in his Autobiography, The Nobel Prizes 1982, Editor Wilhelm Odelberg, Nobel Foundation, Stockholm, 1983.
  • People who get Nobel prizes aren't necessarily the most imaginative of people. People who sometimes find a system, develop a system, do very useful work.
    • Interview, 17 June 2005 [1].

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