We are very sad to announce that Jim Bennett died 28th October 2023. As many of you know, Jim had been seriously ill for some time. His death came sooner than we hoped.
It was just a month ago that Jim was with us online during the Annual General Meeting of the Scientific Instrument Commission in Palermo. As most of you know, Jim has been the President of the Scientific Instrument Commission for many years and had a great impact on its growth and scholarly development. Jim has of course been a great scholar but we liked him and had great respect for him first and foremost as a great and generous human being with a great sense of humor!
Much more will be said as he will be very much missed by many.
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