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In memory of Florian Weighardt

Florian, associate editor of the journal, has passed away. He had been ill for quite some time. We wish to remember him with a few words, though we are aware that on these occasions there is always a risk of superfluous, circumstantial speech.
Is it proper to spend a few words in his memory?
Of course it is. It is of vital importance. Not so much for the many readers of HPC Today, who have never met him in person. We do it for us, his colleagues and friends. Writing something about him is a way to reclaim the power of love and hope over the things in life that seem to deny them.
Florian had some beautiful aspects. He had it