December 13th, 2019

tachikoma: broken

RIP Mr Beek

On top of the election results, today we learnt that Trevor Beek (smiling man in the blue polo shirt), member of the space magnetometer lab for 52 years and Royal Society Hauksbee Award winner for his long service to science as a technician, passed away after a short illness. Power supplies that he built, transformers that he hand-wound, have visited most of the corners of the solar system.

I worked with Trevor for over a decade, and I cannot recall a single moment spent in his company that wasn't a pleasure.

I am in bits.

[Photo taken just over two years ago, on a beautiful September day in Whitstable, at his retirement celebration.]

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