I first met Marshall Stoneham when Birkbeck College closed its Physics Department in 1997 and I sought refuge at University College London, where he was a senior Professor. You can read about his achievements and awards in many places (e.g. at UCL, or IoP ), and they were well deserved because he was brilliant and hard-working. But on the web you may not read about the simple fact – indeed the most overwhelmingly important fact about him: that he was a thoroughly kind and decent man. I feel proud to have been able to call him a colleague, and so sad to learn of his passing.
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