The 50 international participants are all active crystallographers
who make frequent use of diffractometers for their research, the areas of macromolecules, small molecules, inorganic, organic, intermetallic, pharmaceutical, and ceramics.
, for example, have demonstrated that amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, form chains that twist into incredibly convoluted configurations, or motifs.
If the work which I am going to bring to light merits the attention of the Public, it is to the brilliance of this skillful crystallographer
that I will owe my thanks.
Possibly at the suggestion of his chief British correspondent, the crystallographer
William Hallowes Miller (1801-1880), he ultimately sold it to the British Museum (Natural History) in London, where it is still preserved today.
Laurent was one of the earliest chemical crystallographers
and often mentioned crystallographic analogies in his research papers.
Wilson, a crystallographer
at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif.
It will be remembered from the story of the illustrious crystallographer
, Rene Just Hauy (1748-1822), that his mineral collection had been widely admired in Paris.
Walkinshaw, a crystallographer
with Sandoz Pharma Ltd.
Kirwan's personal collection of minerals was described by the crystallographer
William Hallows Miller as "the best collection on earth," but its final disposition is unknown.
An expert crystallographer
can take literally years to work out, largely by trial and error, the positions of atoms in a given molecule.
The judges Yvon Le Page, crystallographer
with the Institute for Environmental Chemistry at the National Research Council Canada, and Joel D.
Wrong: It was Rosalind Franklin, a brilliant chemist and x-ray crystallographer