I am sorry that I have to be the bearer of some very sad news. Steven Detweiler passed away unexpectedly Monday morning, apparently during the course of his morning run. The circumstances suggest natural causes.
Steve had announced his intention to retire and was given his last semester off teaching so that he and his graduate students could ramp up their research efforts on second order effects arising for the gravitational self force. He will be missed by many.
Our thoughts are with his family.
With great sadness,
Bernard F Whiting,
Department of Physics,
University of Florida