Rolf Mewe: A Career Devoted to X-Ray Spectroscopy
Utrecht, 3584 CA The Netherlands
In this contribution I will present an overview of the life
and work of Rolf Mewe (1935-2004) as an X-ray spectroscopist.
He was one of the pioneers in the field of X-ray spectroscopy.
His work illustrates nicely how this field developed from the
early days up to the present high-resolution era. His plasma
emission codes, developed by him and collaborators over several
decades, is one of the most widely used. His thorough knowledge
of the field, as well as his ability and enthousiasm to cooperate
with many colleagues, made his carrer a succes. He will be missed
by all of us for his work and personality.