Awards and Prizes

Young scientist award

At the X-Ray Synchrotron Radiation conf. held in Grenoble, France in Nov., Michael Thoms (U. Erlanger) received the Young Scientist Award for 1997 for the best work in the field of synchrotron radiation in the last year. He received the prize for the development of a fast image plate X-ray detector with 12s readout time, which makes studies in new areas possible.