The Planetary Chemistry Laboratory at Washington University in Saint Louis

December 1, 2009

Gero Kurat (1938 – 2009)

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Gero Kurat holding the angrite D'Obrigny. Photo was taken in Buenos Aires, 2000.

We were deeply saddened to hear of the untimely death of our friend and colleague Gero Kurat last week. Gero was the Director of the Mineralogy and Petrology Department of the Natural History Museum of Vienna for 35 years until his retirement in 2004. Gero served as both Vice-President (1999-2000) and President (2001-2002) of the Meteoritical Society. He is survived by his wife Frigga, his children Markus and Barbara, and their families.

 

Here is how we prefer to remember Gero. He will be sorely missed.

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