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us: Cairns-Smith, A. G. (Alexander Graham)


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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

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  • Fuller Name

    • Alexander Graham
  • Variants

    • us: Cairns-Smith, Alexander Graham
    • us: Smith, A. G. Cairns- (Alexander Graham Cairns-)
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1931-11-24
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2015-08-26
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Kilmarnock (Scotland)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Uplawmoor (Scotland)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Glasgow (Scotland)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Edinburgh (Scotland)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Glasgow
        • Organization: (naf) University of Edinburgh
    • Gender

        (iso5218) Male
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Chemistry, Organic
          (lcsh) Molecular biology
            (lcsh) Painting, Scottish
          • Occupation

              (lcsh) Chemists
                (lcsh) Molecular biologists
                  (lcsh) Painters
              • Earlier Established Forms

                  Cairns-Smith, Alexander GrahamCairns-Smith, Alexander Graham
              • Sources

                • found: His The life puzzle, 1971.
                • found: Information from 678 converted Jan. 5, 2015 (lecturer in Chemistry, Univ. of Glasgow)
                • found: Scotsman WWW site, viewed Sept. 15, 2016 (Alexander Cairns-Smith; Alexander Graham Cairns-Smith, scientist; born, 24 November 1931, in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire; died, 26 August, 2016, in Uplawmoor, East Renfrewshire; did his first degree, in chemistry, at Edinburgh University and completed his PhD there before transferring, in the 1950s, to an academic career at the University of Glasgow; was for the first 20 years of his university career also a noted artist, giving one-man exhibitions of his landscape and abstract works in watercolour and oils; in 1972 Cairns-Smith decided to give up his art to concentrate on organic chemistry and molecular biology; Senior Lecturer and Reader in Chemistry at the University of Glasgow)
              • Change Notes

                • 1981-10-30: new
                • 2016-09-15: revised
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