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Which scientist should be on the new £50 note? El Reg weighs in – and you should vote, too


A tricky balance between worthy and recognition

Putting Rosalind Franklin on as a kind of consolation prize smacks of white male guilt and would have probably just annoyed her.

Put Maxwell on but most folk would not have a clue who he is sadly.

I would say that Stephen Hawking and Alan Turing get enough publicity maybe.

(Go to Bletchley Park BTW. Excellent place).

I'd like to see Lovelace and Babbage on a fifty.

Having a pic of the Engine between them on the note would look good and delight the anti-counterfit folk.

Maye Sydney Padua could draw them ;-)

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