Howard Flack

Died on 2nd February 2017
Howard D. Flack
Département de chimie minérale, analytique et appliquée
Université de Genève
Curriculum vitae

We should act as we do in the case of a voyage. What can I do? I can choose the master of the ship, the sailors, the day, the opportunity. Then comes a storm. What more have I to care for? for my part is done. The business belongs to another — the master. But the ship is sinking — what then have I to do? I do the only things that I can, not to be drowned full of fear, nor screaming, nor blaming God, but knowing that what has been produced must also perish: for I am not an immortal being, but a man, a part of the whole, as an hour is a part of the day: I must be present like the hour, and past like the hour. What difference, then, does it make to me how I pass away, whether by being suffocated or by a fever, for I must pass through some such means?

Epictetus, Discourses, II, 5

Order of Ceremony
AFC Association Française de Cristallographie
IUCr International Union of Crystallography - Announcement
IUCr Howard Flack's contributions to Electronic Publishing
CSIC: a worldwide known crystallographer
JAC - Journal of Applied Crystallography
SGK/SSCr - Sté Suisse de Cristallographie - Obituary
Zeitschrift für Kristallographie-Crystalline Materials - Obituary
BCA: British Crystallographic Association - Newsletter - Obituary
ECM 30 -Basel 2016
Absolute Structure download Powerpoint document or view as pdf
24th Congress of the IUCr - Hyderabad, India -Aug.2017
Commemorative Symposium
Tetrahedron: Assymetry (Vol.28 No 10 - 15 October 2017)
Special Issue: Howard D. Flack Memorial Issue
Bruker/MIT Memorial Symposium, 24 February 2018
Honoring Four Great Crystallographers: Philip Coppens, Howard Flack, Isabella Karle and Dick Marsh by Susan Byram
Memories of Giants: Dick Marsh, Philip Coppens and Howard Flack by Bruce Foxman
SGK-SSCR The Howard Flack Lectures Series
2018 - Prof. Dr Omar Yaghi, University of Berkeley, USA
2019 - Prof. Dr. Matthew J. Rosseinsky, University of Liverpool, UK
2021 - Six Lectures from members of Swiss Universities
2022- Electron Crystallography with Dr. Lukáš Palatinus
MDPI - Special Issue "Memorial Issue Dedicated to Dr. Howard D. Flack: The Man behind the Flack Parameter"
A special issue of Chemistry (ISSN 2624-8549). This special issue belongs to the section "Crystallography".

7th March 2010 / Updated 2 August 2022 by Evelyne Flack