Aaron Klug Biography

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Aaron Klug was born on August 11, 1926, in Zelvas, Lithuania, the son of Lazar Klug, a cattle dealer, and Bella Silin Klug. When he was two years old, he and his parents emigrated to Durban, South Africa. While attending Durban High School from 1937 to 1941, he developed an interest in science. Klug became especially interested in microbiology through reading Paul De Kruif's well-known book, Microbe Hunters, first published in 1926. He entered the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1942 to take the premedical curriculum but extended his courses to include additional chemistry, mathematics, and physics before graduating with a B.S. degree in 1945. He then attended the University of Cape Town on a scholarship to take a master's degree in physics. There he first learned the techniques of x-ray crystallography, a method of determining the arrangement of atoms within a x rays is deflected by the crystal. He married Liebe Bobrow...

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