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Messaggio di cordoglio per la morte del prof. Raymond Kern

Cari colleghi e amici dell’ AIC,
desidero informarvi che il giorno 6 Novembre è deceduto il professor Raymond Kern, eminente studioso dei meccanismi di crescita cristallina, fondatore del CRMC2 (Centre de Recherche sur les Mécanismes de la croissance Cristalline) che diresse personalmente dal 1975 al 1987.

Con Kern hanno collaborato diversi colleghi italiani, in particolari i nostri soci dell’Università di Torino che hanno spesso visitato il CRMC2 nel Campus de Luminy di Marsiglia.

Era una figura notissima nel campo della crystal growth pertanto ho inviato ai membri francesi del consiglio della IOCG un messaggio di cordoglio.

Ho ritenuto opportuno informare i soci AIC, in particolare quelli aderenti alla sezione Crescita Cristalli, della scomparsa di questo stimato collega.

Cordialmente,
Roberto Fornari

——– Messaggio originale ——–
Oggetto: Raymond Kern
Data: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:54:20 +0100
Mittente: Roberto Fornari

Dear friends,
in the name of IOCG I would like to express sympathy and solidarity to all French crystal growers and to the family of Raymond Kern.
The news about the death of Raymond reached me through Prof. Nishinaga when I was attending the 44th National Meeting of the Japanese Association for Crystal Growth in Tokyo. Many of the older colleagues, who knew Raymond personally, were shocked by this news, which indeed cast much sadness among the participants.
He was well known for his theoretical and experimental investigation of the crystal surface in equilibrium and off-equilibrium conditions. His enthusiastic activity continued well beyond the official limit of retirement, not only as advisor of younger colleagues but as engaged
scientist. It is just in 2013 that he published an extended review entitled “Adsorption, Absorption, versus Crystal Growth”, a kind of compendium of his scientific life.
Raymond Kern was also a leading figure at the international level: he has been member of the Executive Committee of IOCG from 1971 to 1983 and
then President during 1983-89 and again ex-Officio member of the Executive Committee for another triennium.

We shall miss him,

Roberto Fornari
President of Intern. Organisation for Crystal Growth

— Prof. Roberto Fornari
Università di Parma Dip. Fisica e Scienze della Terra
Plesso Fisico – Area delle Scienze
Via G.P. Usberti 7/A
43124 Parma (Italy)