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Sadly, NDS has to report that Alan Ting, who was one of a number of outstanding scientists in the department in the past, died suddenly in April 2017. Sir Peter John Morris has written his obituary.

Peter Morris with Alan Ting (left), his first PhD student, and John O'Callaghan (right), from the NDS who was his last PhD (DPhil) student with around 40 years between them.
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