Soft-Matter Dynamics Instrument on ISS to be Dedicated in Prof. Bob Behringer's Memory

Bob Behringer ISS

Prof. Dr. Matthias Sperl, professor for Physics of Granular Matter at the University of Cologne and member of the Institute of Materials Physics in Space shared the following exciting news:

With the enclosed picture floating next to the instrument Soft-Matter Dynamics on the International Space Station, there will be a dedication of it to Prof. Bob Behringer's memory. The instrument was sent up by SpaceX-15 on June 29, installed by German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst on July 19, and shall enter into regular science operations on August 2, when together with the kick-off we shall also have a dedication ceremony in Bonn, Germany. Bob was a co-PI on the United States' side for that European activity.

More on SpaceX can be found on NASA's blog here. The report on the installation of the instrument can be read here.