Contributed by Francesco (Frank) Narducci
It was with great sadness that I learned of his passing. He was the lead editor for PRA when I joined the team, and he was the one who was willing to give me a chance at the editorial life (which I now have done for PRA for more than 20 years). In this day and age of electronic communication, I learned so much from him even though we physically overlapped very little. I l learned not only much about being an editor, but (and more importantly) how to handle being an editor firmly yet being a gentleman at all times.
My father, who also was an editor for PRA for I believe 11 years, also had very very high regard for Bernd (and he wasn’t easy to impress) and if he were still here, I have no doubt he also would be sharing fond memories of Bernd.
Francesco (Frank) Narducci
Associate Professor-Naval Postgraduate School
Associate Editor Physical Review A
Adjunct Associate Editor Physical Review Letters