We have to deplore the death of our distinguished Fellow Professor Alajos Kalman, member of our Academy since 2003, deceased on December 26, 2017.
Prof. Kalman was recognized as a specialist in chemical crystallography and for his research on molecular structures, and was a pioneer in the ′comprehensive characterisation and description of isostructurality in organic crystals acting as a super molecule′ . He was Chairman of the Association of Hungarian Chemists for more than 20 years, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and received numerous awards (https://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%A1lm%C3%A1n_Alajos).
Regarding my personal meetings with our famous Fellow, I would like to underline his ′finesse′ in the scientific explanations he gave to ... a lawyer like me, and praise again his wonderful sense of humour when he was explaining his complex work to non scientific minds (like mine): it was wonderful.
We were very honoured to have Prof. Kalman among our Fellows.
Hélène de Rode
Perpetual Secretary of EurASc