Grigory Vekstein

February 24, 2021, from Philippa Browning

It is with great sadness that I have to report that Grigory (Grisha) Vekstein passed away on February 4th, having been in hospital for some weeks with Covid. Grisha was Emeritus Senior Research Fellow in the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester. After a distinguished career in Novosibirsk, he moved to the UK, spending a period at St Andrews before settling at UMIST (now Manchester). Although he formally retired several years ago, he remained a very active researcher and member of the UK solar physics community. He was an inspirational theoretical solar physicist and plasma physicist, with a talent for finding mathematical solutions and using mathematics to get to the heart of the underlying physics.

He will be much missed by his family, and by colleagues at Manchester and around the world.

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