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In memoriam Douwe Remmelts

Bachelor student Douwe Remmelts passed away on April 30.

With total shock, we heard of the unexpected passing of Douwe Remmelts. Douwe was about to complete his bachelor studies in astronomy and physics, and he was an active member of the study association De Leidsche Flesch. They write about him: ‘Douwe was befriended by many members, he gave his all to committees, and brought smiles and laughs to us on a daily basis.’ Students and staff also know him as a valued Teaching Assistant. His presence touched many in the LION and STRW family and the resonance of these moments will always remain with us.

The unexpectedness makes it ever so hard to comprehend. Do not hesitate to come to us if you wish to talk:

  • For LION students and staff: Our study advisor Hara Papathanassiou is there for you. You can reach her at studieadviseur@physics.leidenuniv.nl or by calling 071-527 5764.
  • For STRW students and staff: Our study advisor Wouter Schrier can be reached at studyadvisor@strw.leidenuniv.nl, by calling 071-527 5592 or by coming to his office (Oort 567).

You can also reach out to the support from the university listed on this website and by making an appointment with a student-psychologist (contact psychologen@sea.leidenuniv.nl or call 071-527 8026 to make an appointment). Are you an employee and in need of support? If so, please contact your manager or HR adviser.

De Leidsche Flesch has arranged a location in the FooBar for people to get together in the coming days to remember Douwe. You can sign a condolences register there or online.

We have Douwe in our thoughts and we wish all the strength to Douwe’s family and friends in these most difficult of times. His cheerful presence will be missed tremendously.

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