[R] Diethelm Wuertz (founder 'Rmetrics')

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Aug 10 09:59:17 CEST 2016

Dear colleagues

We are deeply saddened to inform you that Diethelm and his wife Barbara Würtz
(ascii-fied 'Wuertz') died in a car accident during their vacation in
Hungary last week. 

Both, Diethelm and Barbara worked at the ETH Zurich,
Diethelm as a researcher and teacher in the Institute for Theoretical
Physics and Barbara as an advisor in the Human Resources division.

In the "R world", Diethelm has been known as an enthousiastic
entrepreneur, having built the "Rmetrics" project (http://www.rmetrics.org) 
quite early in the history of R.  He organized much-liked
workshops / summer schools about "R in Finance" at Meielisalp in
the Swiss mountains, and in cities such as Zurich, Paris or Mumbay. 

Many of us have known Barbara and Diethelm as generous and amiable people
who've enjoyed hosting others both at such workshops or privately.
They leave their son, Fabian, and their daughter-in-law Viktoria.
Our thoughts are with them. 


Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich (Seminar for Statistics)
Adrian Trapletti, Uster Metrics

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