Dirk Bartz dies at 42
Roberto Scopigno, Chair of Eurographics gives tribute to Dirk Bartz as the ACM SIGGRAPH and Eurographics Community mourns the death of one of its members.
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that a colleague, a long-time community member and a friend of many of us, Dirk Bartz, died on Sunday doing one of the things he liked most: running half-marathons. He leaves behind a wife and two young children.
Dirk was the author and driving force of many important results in medical visualization research. The research he coordinated, both at Tuebingen and more recently at Leipzig, created cutting edge results and is of clear relevance at the EU level and beyond.
He has also been extremely active by coordinating many EG activities (including chairing workshops and the EG Medical Prize).
I would express my profound condolences to Dirk's family, both personally and on behalf of the EG Association.
We will miss him a lot.