Material relating to Pontecorvo being awarded the Emil Christian Hansen prize including certificates, letters, cards, presscuttings and photographs.
Material relating to Pontecorvo being awarded the Emil Christian Hansen Prize
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- ReferenceGB 248 UGC 198/1/1/5/1
- Dates of CreationOct 1961-Dec 1961
- Physical Description2 files, 5 items
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Administrative / Biographical History
Awarded to Pontecorvo in appreciation of his fundamental work in mircrobial genetics. The prize was named after the Danish Professor Dr Emil Christian Hansen (1842-1909) who was a microbiologist and director of the Physiological Department of the Carlesberg Foundation in Copenhagen. He was famous for introducing "the pure culture technique in the brewing industry".