Richard C.A. Hindmarsh, 1955-2022

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The IGS is deeply saddened to announce that Richard C.A. Hindmarsh passed away at his home in Cambridgeshire, UK, on 1 April, 2022. Richard joined the IGS in 1987 and was an active member throughout his career. He served on IGS Council and on various committees throughout his 45 years as and IGS member.

Richard was the recipient of the Seligman Crystal in 2019, and, due to Covid delays, had just received the Crystal itself in an on-line ceremony this past February. Richard began his eminent career in Glaciology with a pioneering mathematical study of deformable subglacial beds. He went on to become one of the most distinguished theoreticians in large-scale ice-sheet dynamics, subglacial bed-form dynamics and glaciological instabilities of a wide variety. In his recent lecture in the IGS Global Seminar Series, which immediately followed the belated presentation of the 2019 Seligman Crystal to him, he outlined the research he has done over the span of his productive career. (Here is a video recording of this lecture.)

A detailed obituary will be forthcoming in a future issue of ICE. The IGS joins Richard’s family, loved ones, and colleagues in mourning his passing.