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Pupa Gilbert

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Expert on biomineralization, color, spectromicroscopy, soft-x-rays, physics in the arts

Professor, physics College of Letters and Science Work: 608-262-5829 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Biominerals and their formation, including mollusk shells, mother of pearl, sea urchin spines, sea urchin spicules, sea urchin teeth, coral skeletons


  • National Science Foundation-American Competitiveness and Innovation Award, 2008
  • Author, "Physics in the Arts," Elsevier Academic Press, 2007
  • Knight of Italy
  • Vilas Associate Award, 2006
  • Hamel Award, 2008