Prof. Dr. Saburo Nasu passed away

Dear IBAME members,

It is very sad to announce it, but I inform you that Dr. Saburo Nasu, a Professor Emeritus of Osaka University in Japan, an ex-Japan’s representative of IBAME, passed away at 12:28 on April 16th 2014 (Wed) JST because of pneumonia.

The funeral ceremony will be taken place from 11:30 on April 18th (Fri) JST at a funeral hall, Belco-city Nada (TEL +81 78 871 4242, FAX +81 78 871 4249), in Kobe, Japan.

A memorial address will be send to you from his old colleague, Dr. Yutaka Yoshida, in a couple of weeks.

Sincerely yours,

Ko Mibu
(Japan’s representative of IBAME)

Dear Ko, dear friends in the Japanese Mössbauer Community,

Let me express on behalf of IBAME and also personally by myself my deepest condolence for losing our colleague and good old friend Saburo. He was a great personality of Mössbauer spectroscopy covering many topics, various isotopes, both conventional and synchrotron-based approach. He made a remarkable contribution to both research and education.

I shall always remember his exceptional personality that I have known since 1973 when we first met in Saarbrücken in Uli Gonser's department.

Please convey my deepest sympathy to his family.

Sincerely yours,

Dénes L. Nagy
(Chair of IBAME)

Dear Prof. Mibu and Japanese´s colleagues,

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. On behalf of MEDC and Chinese Mössbauer community, I wish to express our condolences to Prof Nasu’s family and also to Japanese Mössbauer society.

Best regards,

Tao Zhang
(Director of MEDC, China’s representative of IBAME)