The Jewish contribution to scientific endeavour and includes biographies of mathematicians, physicists, statisticians, biochemists, sociologists, inventors, surgeons, chemists, astronomers and doctors. Many, such as our cover star Rosalind Franklin, are household names. Others are more obscure but all have left their mark on British culture in some way.
This volume features specially commissioned contextual essays each looking further into different aspects of science. They include Jewish Nobel Prize winners, Jewish scientists and the idea of race, the invention of molecular gastronomy. Victorian scientist Raphael Meldola and chemist Rosalind Franklin.