Tribute to Gilles Kahn

With profound sadness we learnt of the death of Gilles Kahn, Chairman and CEO of INRIA and INRIA’s representative on ERCIM’s Board of Directors. Gilles passed away Thursday 9 February 2006.

Gilles Kahn (© INRIA / Photo F. Jannin)

We share the pain and sorrow of his family to whom we present our condolences and express our sincere sympathy.

Chairman and CEO of INRIA since May 2004, Gilles Kahn was a scientist of international renown and a recognised expert in programming environments and computer aided proof environments.

Gilles was an enthusiastic scientist, talented researcher, open minded and had a great sense of humor. He dedicated his sharp intellect to scientific excellence and technology transfer, facilitating exchanges and interactions among all stakeholders. Those who knew him will remember his kindness and generosity. ERCIM will miss him.

Jérôme Chailloux, ERCIM Manager
Keith Jeffery, ERCIM President