As part of the Kruger 2022 conference we will be celebrating the life of Emeritus Professor Jean Cleymans.
At the time of his passing Professor Cleymans was a senior research scholar within the Department of Physics at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
Professor Cleymans made considerable contributions to theoretical physics with a particular focus on relativistic heavy ion collisions, most recently at the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva. His research work mainly explored the phases of quark and nuclear matter at times very soon after the Big Bang. Professor Cleymans was instrumental in establishing the SA-CERN programme over a decade ago, which continues to support South African scientists at CERN.