Erwin Chargaff (August 11, 1905 - June 20, 2002) was an Austrian biochemist who emigrated to the United States during the Nazi era. Through careful experimentation, Chargaff discovered two rules that helped lead to the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA.
- Outside his own ever-narrowing field of specialization, a scientist is a layman. What members of an academy of science have in common is a certain form of semiparasitic living.
- Perspectives in Biology and Medicine (1973)
- As for scientific fashions, I should think that they last longer than women's fashions, but less long than men's.
- Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question "How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"