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  • From: Gütlich, Philipp <guetlich AT>
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  • Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:05:24 +0000
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Dear Frank,

Angelika and I returned home yesterday from a two-week-stay in the Austrian
mountains, in a place with very poor internet connection. That's why I have
read your very sad message about Sue's passing only a few hours ago.
What can I say? I am deeply shocked! I had no information whatsoever about
Sue's severe illness, giving rise to a particularly disconcerted and
emotional feeling at this very moment.
I first met Sue way back at an early stage of the yearly British Moessbauer
Spectroscopy Discussion Group Meetings. From the very first moment we both
felt that there is "fine-tuned" resonance between us, which has augmented and
intensified over the years through her regular attending our Seeheim
I should like to kindly ask you, Frank, to convey my personal condolence to
Sue's family. As an Honorary Member of IBAME I also should like to add the
condolences of my German colleagues. Sue shall have an unforgettable fixed
place in our memories.


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Philipp Gütlich
Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität
Duesbergweg 10-14
55099 MAINZ/Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 6131 39 22373 (office)
+49 (0) 6154 81373 (home)
Fax: +49 (0) 6154 83461 (home)
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It is with much sadness that I must tell you that Sue Forder died on Sunday
17 July. Sue underwent major surgery last year and subsequent treatment
enabled her to recover and return to her research work and enjoy life with
her family. Unfortunately her health deteriorated rapidly last week and she
passed away on Sunday evening.

Sue's professional life was centred in Sheffield Hallam University. She was
an excellent teacher whose professionalism and dedication was appreciated by
the student body. Her research work in recent years has been focused on
industrial applications of Mossbauer spectroscopy and she introduced the
power of the technique to several industrial organisations within the UK. Sue
was a thoughtful and careful experimentalist and was highly regarded by
students and colleagues who worked with her.

Sue has been the UK's representative on IBAME for several years and she was
particularly supportive of the development of ISIAME. She coordinated the UK
Mossbauer community over many years with efficiency and effectiveness.

Sue had marvellous personal qualities. She was honest, full of integrity, and
had a great sense of humanity. Her presence within the UK community will be
greatly missed and I have today conveyed condolences to her family on behalf
of her UK and international colleagues.

Professor Frank Berry
The University of Birmingham
United Kingdom

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