Rosalind Elsie Franklin is born on July 25, 1920 in London, England. She was the second child and first daughter of Ellis and Muriel Franklin.
At the age of 15, Rosalind Franklin decides to pursue a career in science, much to her father's dismay. At the time, Franklin attended St. Paul's girls school in London, England. Her father later accepted this career choice, although it meant Rosalind would choose carreer over a married family life.
Frankiln goes to college
Franklin graduated from St. Paul's girl's school in 1938. She then attended Cambridge University for college.
Fanklin Graduated from college
In 1941, Franklin graduated from college. She majored in chemistry. After graduation Franklin stayed at Cambridge on a reasearch scholorship to study gas-phase chromatography.
British Coal Utilization Research Association
Rosalind Franklin was asked to study the physical structure of coals as assistant research officer of the British Coal Utilization Research Association. She conducted rasearch there from 1942 to 1946
Research at Laboratoire Central des Services Chimiques de l'État
In early 1947, Franklin traveled to Paris to conduct research at the Laboratoire Central des Services Chimiques de l'État. While there she collaborated closely with Jacques Méring. Franklin conducted research there from 1947 to the end of 1950.
Research at King's Collage
Between January of 1951 and March of 1953, Rosalind Franklin conducted her most important research at King's College in London, England.During her time at King's College, Franklin wrote about her research, and had it published into a book, which included the x-ray photography of the B form of DNA.
Birkbeck College research
In 1954 Rosalind Franklin started a collaboration at Birkbeck college in London with John Desmond Bernal. There they worked on the structure of the tobacco mosaic virus, a project he had started before World War II.
On April 16,1958, Rosalind Franklin fatefully died. Franklind left a legacy of research that would change the history of science forever.
John Desmond Bernal wins Nobel prize
In 1982, John Desmond Bernal wins the Nobel prize. This win is in part for the work that he and Franklin did on the tobacco mosaic virus at Birkbeck college.