Condolence E-Mails

Klaus G. Strassmeier (Director at the Astrophysical Institute Potsdam)

Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 10:38:16 +0200

From: K. G. Strassmeier

To: Bernard F Schutz, Gerhard Huisken, Hermann Nicolai

Subject: Ehlers

Hallo alle,

zum plötzlichen Ableben von Herrn Prof. Ehlers möchte ich natürlich auch meine Kondolenz abgeben und plane am Begräbnis teilzunehmen. Gibt es von Ihrere Seite irgendwelche "Pläne"?

Ich verstehe, dass das Begräbnis am Freitag, den 30.5. in Golm stattfindet.

Beste Gruesse,

K l a u s

Kip S. Thorne (Physics Department, California Insitute of Technology)

Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 17:55:02 -0700

From: Kip S. Thorne

To: Hermann Nicolai

Cc: Kip S. Thorne

Subject: Juergen Ehlers

Dear Hermann,

I have just seen your announcement of the death of Juergen Ehlers.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences, and please pass them on to Anita.

Juergen was not only a giant in our field, but a wonderful friend who brightened my mood whenever I encountered him. I will miss him greatly.



Clifford M. Will (Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis)

Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 16:22:22 -0500
From: Clifford Will

To: Hermann Nicolai

Subject: Re: Juergen Ehlers

Dear Hermann:

Very sad news indeed!


Jeff Winicour (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh)

Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 15:05:24 -0400 (EDT)

From: Jeff Winicour

To: Hermann Nicolai

Subject: Re: Juergen

Dear Hermann,

I was so numbed to hear the news of Juergen that I addressed you as Nicolai and then mistakenly hit the send button before I finished my note. My apologies!

I had wanted to add my appreciation of Juergen's important role throughout my entire career as mentor and as friend to both my wife Susan and myself. Not only did he set the norm for scientfic excellence and scholarship, he did it in the most gracious manner.

I am glad that Susan had the chance to donate his portrait to AEI and hope it will serve to sustain fond memories.

Please do pass this on to his family,


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