Ivano Bertini died of lung cancer on July 7, 2012, whilst still fully scientifically active. He was at the crossroad of many scientific communities, encompassing chemistry, biology, biophysics, spectroscopy and biomedicine. Academia and society as a whole have lost a unique personality, one that will not be easily forgotten.
As many scientists, Ivano did not believe in life after death but, as Frank Rooney once said: “Immortality is the genius to move others long after you yourself have stopped moving”.
The above is an excerpt from an Obituary by Lucia Banci, Director of CERM, and Claudio Luchinat, President of CIRMMP, Professors of Chemistry at the University of Florence, CERM/CIRMMP, Via Luigi Sacconi 6, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy.The full text is available at Bertini Obituary