(1916-2004) an English scientist. His work with James Watson at the Cavendish Laboratory led to the discovery of the structure of DNA in 1953. Crick, Watson and Maurice Wilkins shared the Nobel Prize for this work in 1962. Crick's later career involved work on the visual system and the brain, and he published a book, The Astonishing Hypothesis, on this subject in 1994. He became a member of the Order of Merit in 1992.