Sunday, February 13, 2011

Kurt Pickett dead

After a long illness, my colleague and friend Kurt died a couple of days ago.

The last time I was listening to Kurt was when he presented his lecture at the meeting of the International Society of Hymenopterists in Köszeg. He wasn't able to fly and would deliver via a remote link, a lecture in which he both experimented with content and style. Even in that moment he was innovative and driven with his endless curiosity - it is sad that he is not anymore among us, an inspiring and outspoken person with a formidable mix of intellect, field- and labwork and style. I will miss him.

Kurt's lab


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