C.A. Petri, R.I.P.

As announced by Kurt Jensen on the Petri Net mailing list, Carl Adam Petri passed away on 2 July.

I am very sorry to inform you that the farther [sic] of our research area, Carl Adam Petri, has passed away a few days ago.

Carl Adam Petri has had a tremendous influence on the theory of concurrency and many other areas of science. We are all very grateful to him for laying the foundation for our flourishing research area.

Petri, a German mathematician and computer scientist, was a pioneer of research in concurrent systems. He invented Petri nets, a formalism to describe and analyze dynamic, concurrent behavior. Any researcher working in process modeling or process mining, among many other fields, knows what we owe to his contributions.

Christian W. Günther

Christian W. Günther

Product development and everything else

Christian has that touch for creating software which looks good, is easy to use, and performs great. He has been a leading core developer for the scientific process mining tool ProM since 2005.