As the Institute’s leader from 1990 to 2004, he sparked a period of dynamism.
Roger Gilson, 37, an editorial assistant in the Laboratory for Nuclear Science, died on January 23 in Payson, UT, following a long illness. Mr. Gilson, formerly of Stoneham, worked at MIT from 1983 until a year ago. He is survived by his mother, Charlene Ashworth, and a sister, Pauline Furr.
Word has been received of the December 24 death of Helen Whalen, 82, of Hull. Mrs. Whalen was a support staff member in telecommunications from 1964 until her retirement in 1977. Her survivors include a daughter, Rosemary Polaski.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 1, 1995.