A Tribute to Professor Helmut Wiedemann
(September 2020)

Helmut Wiedeman at the tomb of Avicenna, Hamedan, Iran

At the beginning of fall this year, the Synchrotron Society suffered a terrible loss. After decades of contribution to accelerator sciences, professor Helmut Wiedemann passed away on the morning of September 23rd 2020.

Left: Machine Advisory Committee visiting ILSF R&D Labs - 2015
Right: Electron Gun Tuning at ILSF RF Lab.- 2014

Since the very early stages of the ILSF project we have learned and benefited from the unique experiences and vast knowledge of this great scientist. Indeed, we feel grateful to have known Helmut and fortunate to have had him as a member of ILSF Machine Advisory Committee. Prof. Wiedemann was hosted by ILSF during nine different scientific and technical events (held over a period from 2010 through to 2015) and laid the foundation of particle accelerator sciences in Iran for the first time. We feel deeply honored that Iranian Light Source Facility was one of the last among a dozen of particle accelerators, in which prof. Wiedemann contributed to the technical design.

Visit to ILSF - 2011

1st ILSF Machine Advisory Committee Meeting - 2015

Our team at the Iranian Light Source Facility feel overwhelmed with grief upon hearing of his passing. We offer our deepest condolences to his family, friends, students and colleagues and will always remember him as a great teacher and mentor.

Helmut Wiedemann in Naqsh-e Jahan Sq., Esfahan, Iran


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