As announced on our group website, Dr. Michael Wormit, passed away in a tragic accident a week ago Saturday, the 14th of March. Michael's loss leaves a gap behind that cannot be closed — both on a scientific and on a personal level.
I myself am thankful and proud that I had the chance to work with this fine man for the past year and a bit. I do not think we would have made as much progress in our research without his outstanding intuition and expertise. His advice and the many spontaneous discussions we had in front of our whiteboard in the evenings will be missed most of all. In these sad hours my thoughts are with his wife and his family.
Goodbye, Michael. You will be remembered.