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March 2011 doi:10.3934/krm.2011.4.1i
Maria Lampis - Politecnico di Milano - Milano, Italy (email)
Mario Pulvirenti - Dipartimento di Matematica Guido Castelnuovo, Università La Sapienza - Roma, Italy (email)
On January 7-th, 2010, Carlo Cercignani, Professor of Mathematical Physics at Politecnico di Milano, passed away in Milan, after a long illness.
If one ought to indicate a single man as a reference point for the development of kinetic theory in the last 50 years from a mathematical, physical, historical and, more generally, cultural point of view,
there is no doubt that everybody would think of Carlo Cercignani. We have not only lost a very reputed and loved colleague, but also a pivotal figure for all of us working in the field.
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Published: January 2011.