Davide Viterbo (1939-2017)

With great sadness we report that Professor Davide Viterbo passed away on 20 May 2017.

Davide was well known to crystallographers around the world for his commitment not only to science, but also to serving the community with kindness, enthusiasm, and fine cultural insight. Davide has been President of the Italian Crystallographic Association (1997 – 1999), member of the Executive Committee of the European Crystallographic Association until 2003 and member of the Executive Committee of the International Union of Crystallography (2002 – 2008).

In 2010 he won the MISCA medal for having contributed to the international diffusion of crystallography and having improved the relations between international communities. Davide was a retired full Professor at the Dipartimento di Scienze e Innovazione Tecnologica, Universitá del Piemonte Orientale, Alessandria, Italy.