Leo Kadanoff—renowned physicist and beloved teacher—passed away early this week. Here at the Rotman Institute, we benefited greatly from Dr. Kadanoff’s deep knowledge of physics and extensive academic experience. He was a valued member of the Institute’s International Advisory Committee (IAC) from 2008 to 2012. These five years were pivotal for the Institute, and we all owe a great debt to Dr. Kadanoff. Not only was the Institute launched during Dr. Kadanoff’s tenure on the IAC, but it was also during this time that Dr. Kadanoff worked with the other members of the IAC and of the Institute more broadly to establish the Institute’s core mission and values. He keenly offered advice and his insight helped to make the Institute what it is today. Indeed, he is known among members of the IAC and of the Institute for his kindness and for his tireless work in pushing this Institute towards excellence.
Thank you for your service, Dr. Kadanoff. You will be missed.
In memory of Dr. Kadanoff, we collected various discussions of his work and his legacy: