A tribute to Robin Hochstrasser - Preface
This Special Issue was originally planed to honor Robin Hochstrasser's long-lasting commitment as Editor of Chemical Physics. Events took a sad turn when we heard of Robin's passing. The Special Issue is a collection of research papers from former co-workers of Robin, as well as from close friends and colleagues. As such, this Special Issue documents in a sadly timely fashion the tremendous impact Robin has had on the community and the breadth of his research. In particular the latter is reflected in the wide range of research fields from his former co-workers. Starting their career in Robin's lab, they went on and developed their own research with the inspiration they received from Robin. The large number of people that had the privilege to interact with Robin, many of whom contribute to this Special Issue, guarantees that his spirit and his view of science will live on. As briefly discussed below, the collection of papers in this Special Issue gives the reader an idea to what extent this statement is correct.