Obituary: Prof. Vesselin Tassev Kovachev

Prof. Vesselin Tassev Kovachev, past member of IIR Commission A1, passed away on 23 November 2015.
Prof. Vesselin Tassev Kovachev (born 16 July 1940) a renowned Bulgarian scientist and longtime member of the Scientific Council of the International Laboratory of Superconductivity and Superconducting Materials at the Institute of Solid Sate Physics of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, passed away on 23 November 2015.

He was a valued member of IIR Commission A1 - Cyrophysics, Cryoengineering, internationally recognised for his outstanding achievements and contributions to the academic and scientific communities. His research focused on, amongst others, energy dissipation in superconductors.

A pioneer in his field and a friend to many, Prof. Kovachev will be greatly missed.

Information provided by Prof. Kostadin Fikiin