Walter Kohn, renowned Austrian theoretical physicist and long-time SISSA’s “friend”, has passed away a few days ago. Kohn was awarded (with John Pople) the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1998. He was also well known for his activity in promoting world peace and the use of environmentally-friendly technologies. Kohn came to Trieste several times to work and collaborate with scientists from SISSA, ICTP and the University of Trieste.
SISSA, the International School for Advanced Studies, pays tribute to this great man. You can read below the obituary from Erio Tosatti (SISSA/ICTP).