In memoriam - Dimitri Komatitsch
It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we let you know about Dimitri’s passing away.
Dimitri has been the main developer and driving force behind the SPECFEM software codes, a project he dedicated so much time and effort to. Over all these years, he provided constant support to anybody and answered so many questions with joy and knowledge. With his enthusiasm and motivation to improve these codes, they have become a major contribution in computational geosciences for investigating and understanding Earth’s structure and subsurface processes.
Dimitri’s work paved the way of computational seismology towards high-performance computing, which opened up a whole new branch in the careers of young geophysicists. He leaves behind a project in which we can hardly imagine the size of his determination and willingness to share his efforts.
We will miss him dearly.