1999 ALADDIN LAMP AWARD WINNER
Ben Gilbert is the winner of the 1999 Aladdin Lamp Award which recognizes excellence in synchrotron radiation research performed at the SRC in pursuit of a degree. He was honored for his work on spectromicroscopy of cells, studying the incorporation of boron and gadolinium compounds into brain tumor cells for subsequent neutron activation therapy. His work was done at the MEPHISTO photoelectron microscope, one of the premier instruments of this type in the world. His advisor is Gelsomina "pupa" De Stasio (EPFL Lausanne, Instituto di Struttura della Materia Rome, and now Physics Department of the UW-Madison).
Presentation Title : "Movie Acquisition with the MEPHISTO Spectromicroscope for Microchemical Analysis of Gadolinium"
Pictured above is Ben Gilbert on the left and Franz Himpsel on the right.