R.I.P. Bepi Tormen (1962-2018)

Once again I find myself having to use this blog to pass on some desperately sad news. Giuseppe Tormen, universally known as Bepi, passed away on Sunday 10th June at the age of 56.

I knew Bepi mainly from the many visits I made to Padova in the 1990s and early 2000s. As well as many other useful and enjoyable interactions I had with him, Bepi also helped enormously in proving detailed comments and numerous corrections for the book I co-wrote with Francesco Lucchin. His contributions to cosmology were many and varied, but were always characterised by the same very high standard of integrity, insight, diligence and careful accuracy. He was widely admired as an excellent scientist and splendid colleague.

Bepi had been bravely fighting cancer for some time, having defied a very poor prognosis for several years with the aid of experimental treatment, but most recently he developed a brain tumour which sadly proved terminal. My deepest condolences go to his family, friends and colleagues.

Rest in peace, Bepi Tormen (1962-2018).

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One Response to “R.I.P. Bepi Tormen (1962-2018)”

  1. Daniele S Says:

    Together with his astronomical knowledge and passion, our Bepi was a talented classical guitar and baroque flute player and a creative photographers. Skies, armory and images. Such a gifted sensitive and great man and so unlucky. RIP my dearest Bepi. We will never forget you.Daniele

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