Francis Crick

What Mad Pursuit: A Personal View of Scientific Discovery Translated from the English by Abel Gerschenfeld. Publication date : October 1, 1989

In 1953, Francis Crick and James Watson discovered the structure of DNA, an event which marked the beginnings of molecular biology. In this compelling and very personal work, Francis Crick reflects on the relationship between scientific truth and beauty, explores his own successes and occasional failures, and shares his vision of research.

Francis Crick, the recipient of the 1962 Nobel prize for physiology and medicine, is a professor at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California.