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In Memoriam

Prof. Dr. Klaus Jürgen Witte (1939-2013)

Prof. WitteWe are deeply grateful for Prof. Witte’s continual commitment to the Centre for Advanced Laser Applications (CALA) project, which he coordinated since 2009. His efforts and enthusiasm paved the way for CALA to become a large-scale laser infrastructure for developing high-power, laser-driven particle and X-ray sources for medical applications in the near future. While working on CALA, Prof. Witte was also one of the initiators of LEX Photonics. Thanks to his dedication to this project, by coordinating the planning and building phase, the research activities at LEX Photonics are well under way, following the completion of the building in 2012.

Prof. Witte passed away in December 2013 at the age of 74. He will be sadly missed.

Obituary by Dr. Ernst Fill und Dr. George Tsakiris of the Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics (in german)