Nominate a scientist for the £50 note

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Nominate a scientist for the £50 note

Post by ffutures »

The Bank of England wants nominations for a scientist to be featured on the new £50 note. The rules are that the person has to be

(a) a scientist and
(b) dead

I think they also have to be a real person (the site where I heard about this said so, but it isn't mentioned on the nomination page) rather than a fictional character, and British though they don't actually say so - I think any non-Brits will be fairly low on the list. They also ask for a very brief summary of the reasons why the person is important.

I've gone with Rosalind Franklin, one of the pioneers of X-Ray crystallography and an important figure in the discovery of the structure of DNA.

You can nominate on this page:

The page doesn't ask for any personal details about the person making the nomination.

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Re: Nominate a scientist for the £50 note

Post by Malacandra »

Nominated William Herschel, not least since he was the first person since antiquity to discover a new planet and hence open the possibility of still others to be discovered.
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