Google Doodle is celebrating Albert Szent Gyorgyi’s 118th birthday today. When we talk about Albert Szent Gyorgyi, the first thing that comes in my mind is Vitamin C. He is the one who discovered vitamin C and its components and reactions of the citric acid cycle.
Albert von Szent-Györgyi de Nagyrápolt (Albert Szent Gyorgyi) was a Hungarian physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937. He was also active in the Hungarian Resistance during World War II and entered Hungarian politics after the war.
In 1947, Szent-Györgyi established the Institute for Muscle Research at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts with financial support from Hungarian businessman Stephen Rath.During the 1950s, Szent-Györgyi began using electron microscopes to study muscles at the subunit level. He received the Lasker Award in 1954.
He died when he was 93 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts on October 22, 1986.
Have a look at some of his pictures we collected from various sources.
I have been looking for some colored images of Albert Szent Gyorgyi. Please share if you come across any.