In memory of Peter Reimann

Dr. h.c. Peter Reimann, a long-time employee of the Department of Physics and the SNI, passed away unexpectedly on November 1, 2021.

Peter had been employed at the Department of Physics at the University of Basel for more than 37 years, where he headed the Technology & Safety Group. He was an enthusiastic researcher and communicator, and during his career he not only contributed to the scientific successes of the department, but also shared the fascination of the natural sciences with a broad audience at public events. In 2006, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of  Sciences for his extraordinary work.

For the SNI staff, Peter was the contact person for a wide variety of issues. With expertise, enthusiasm and humor, he supported the SNI in numerous activities and always provided impetus with his own ideas.

We will remember him as a kind and competent colleague and his thoughts are with his family.

In the SNI Annual Report 2015, we briefly described Peter Reimann’s professional career.