In memory of Peter Reimann

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

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

For the SNI staff, Peter served as the point of contact for a wide variety of issues. He supported the SNI in numerous activities by bringing his expertise, enthusiasm and humor to bear and seeding inspiration through the ongoing contribution of original ideas.

We will remember him fondly as a kind and knowledgeable colleague. Our thoughts are with his family.

A brief description of Peter Reimann’s professional achievements can be found in the SNI Annual Report 2015.