The world has lost a physicist of the greatest stature. We in Virgo and EGO lose a maestro and a friend.
We will miss him terribly.
We will miss his acumen, the continuous flow of his ideas. We will miss his phone calls at all hours, to discuss the latest physics problem he had set himself to study. We will miss the continuous stimulation and intellectual exhaustion required to keep up with him.
He leaves a great void, but also an incredibly rich inheritance. We look around us and see those blue tunnels, a cathedral of science, erected thanks to his vision and the obstinacy of this extraordinary man. We look on our desks and we see the articles detailing the events of August.
So thank you, Adalberto, for all of this. You were in time to see a signal, which offers us some relief. And now it is up to us to take on the baton and to keep on looking forward, beyond, in the way you have always done.