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Published:December 10th, 2010 09:00 EST
Is it Noteworthy To Mention That No Nobel Prize Has Ever Been Awarded Posthumously?

Is it Noteworthy To Mention That No Nobel Prize Has Ever Been Awarded Posthumously?

By SOP newswire2

I just happened upon the SOP webpage "Women Scientists Deserve Respect"
http://thesop.org/story/science/2010/01/29/women-scientists-deserve-respect.php
and note that it says:

"Rosalind Franklin`s work on DNA is now widely acknowledged but it was not recognised by the Nobel Committee in 1962 when it awarded the coveted prize to James Watson and Francis Crick for their work on the double helical structure of DNA."

Do you not think it is worthy of note that the Nobel Prize is not awarded posthumously, and that Rosalind Franklin had died before the award was made?

Best wishes,
Allen