We mourn the loss of Prof. Harald Bolt
Not only Forschungszentrum Jülich, but also all members of the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance mourn the loss of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bolt. He died this week after a serious illness at the age of 60. Harald Bolt had been a member of the Board of Directors since 2008 and led the scientific division that included the Institute of Energy and Climate Research, the Central Institute of Engineering, Electronics and Analytics, and, until recently, the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences. Especially for the JARA-ENERGY section, Prof. Bolt was always a dedicated and competent contact and supporter.
“We are all very shocked and saddened by this news. Prof. Bolt’s death comes as a major loss to Forschungszentrum Jülich, as a colleague, as a person, and as a scientist. Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family. During his many years on the Board of Directors, Harald Bolt played a major role in the strategic orientation of Forschungszentrum Jülich. He had a lasting impact on scientific topics and the positioning of energy and climate research as well as bio- and geosciences. We are deeply grateful to him for this. With him, we have lost an excellent strategist and a great character. He was someone who was fully committed to research, while at the same time being calm and collected, full of good humour, and always willing to give anyone his time. He will be sorely missed,” said Prof. Wolfgang Marquardt, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Further information and the opportunity to register in the electronic book of condolence are available on the website of Forschungszentrum Jülich: https://www.fz-juelich.de/SharedDocs/Meldungen/PORTAL/EN/2021/2021-07-29-hb_en.html