Ricardo Rodrigues: note of regret.



B-MRS regrets the death of Antonio Ricardo Droher Rodrigues, leader of the Engineering Division at the Brazilian National Laboratory of Synchrotron Light (LNLS/CNPEM). Ricardo Rodrigues was the technical and scientific leader of the design and construction of the two Brazilian synchrotron light sources: UVX (developed in the 1980s and 1990s) and Sirius (fourth generation source developed since 2009, currently in the testing phase). Rodrigues passed away on January 3, 2020, at the age of 68. B-MRS’s Executive Board expresses its regret at the premature departure of this Brazilian scientist who made great contributions to our community.


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