Hans-Wilhelm Scharpenseel passed away

One of our main data contributors and initiators of the IRSDB, my former PhD advisor and friend, Prof. Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Scharpenseel died on March 5, 2015 at the age of 91. He was a pioneer in 14C dating of soils and the application of various isotopes in soil science. He made many friends worldwide in the radiocarbon community as well as in the german and international soil science community.