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Announcement: The Passing of Professor David Wessel (1942 – 2014)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor David Wessel on Monday, October 13th. He was an amazing researcher and musician and will be incredibly missed by us all. In addition to an informal gathering of those who wish to openly commiserate, visit, and share memories of Professor David Wessel (from 4:00 – 5:30pm, Wednesday, October 15 in the upstairs lobby of Hertz Hall), we wish to announce two more events.

First, we invite the people of the Bay Area to come by CNMAT (1750 Arch Street, Berkeley CA, 94709) for an informal open house for the local community on Friday, October 17, between the hours of 1:00pm and 6:00pm to share stories and to celebrate the life of this great person and giant in his field. The Main Room at CNMAT will be open to all those who wish to visit. Many and beautiful statements from Professor Wessel’s friends and colleagues will be posted on the walls and Professor Wessel’s instruments and music will be there.

A second, larger gathering to celebrate Professor Wessel’s life and work is being scheduled in November and will be announced in the coming days. Everyone—especially people outside of the immediate area—will be welcome to participate in this important event.

We hope to see you and look forward to sharing our sadness and stories.