It is with deep regret and sadness that we inform you of our Chairman Prof. Sten Eriksson's death. Despite his ill-health in recent years, Sten kept on working for the Swedish Neutron Scattering community until the very last minute.

 Each of us not only grieves at the passing of a tremendous scientist, but also a good colleague and friend.

In an age of too many flashy power point presentation, politics and fixation on own personal gains, Sten brought substance, a gentle and sharing manner, and a hard working approach to the table. It is a great loss for the neutron community, both nationally and internationally.

The SNSS board