R.I.P. Olivier Le Fèvre (1960-2020)

Olivier Le Fèvre (1960-2020)

The international cosmological community was deeply saddened last week to hear of the death on 25th June after a long illness of Olivier Le Fèvre. He was 59 years old.

Olivier was a specialist in astronomical spectroscopy and as such he made important contributions to cosmology through galaxy redshift surveys. He was Director of the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille from 2004 to 2011. In latter years he was involved, among many other things, in the Euclid space mission.

You can find a full obituary and appreciation of Olivier’s life and work here. His funeral takes place this morning and there is an online book of condolence here to send messages of condolence and support to his family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time.

Rest in peace, Olivier Le Fèvre (1960-2020).

2 Responses to “R.I.P. Olivier Le Fèvre (1960-2020)”

  1. I share this concern about using like and more fundamentally the sadness for this loss.

    • telescoper Says:

      I don’t think anyone imagines that `like’ means that you like the fact that he’s passed away.

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