Hauptman, Herbert (Aaron)(1917– ) biophysicist; born in New York City. At the Naval Research Laboratory (1965–70), he and Jerome Karle developed a mathematical method for determining three-dimensional crystal structures of hormone, vitamin, and antibiotic molecules, using X-ray crystallography. They shared the Nobel Prize in chemistry (1985) for this work. After 1970 he worked at the Medical Foundation of Buffalo, Inc.
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