Dedications to the Legacy of Jean-Claude Bradley

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On July 14th 2014 the Jean-Claude Bradley Memorial Symposium was held to celebrate the life and work of Professor Jean-Claude Bradley of Drexel University. This slide deck highlighting dedications …

On July 14th 2014 the Jean-Claude Bradley Memorial Symposium was held to celebrate the life and work of Professor Jean-Claude Bradley of Drexel University. This slide deck highlighting dedications made to JC on various blogs and the memorial symposium wiki helps to capture JC's contributions to science and how we felt about him

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  • 1. Dedications to JC Bradley Full Dedications at http://inmemoriamjcb.wikispaces.com/home
  • 2. Bill Hooker “I am very sorry to miss this gathering. It would have been a great comfort, and it would have been inspiring -- as Jean-Claude was inspiring -- to talk with you about our lost friend's legacy. I am deeply grateful to all of you for continuing to build on that legacy; I will always miss Jean- Claude, but he will never be completely gone so long as someone, somewhere, is trying to make science better. And by "better", of course, I mean "more open". “
  • 3. Noel O’Boyle …” When Jean-Claude arrived the next day to chair the second session, I remember thinking wow, this guy is so relaxed and confident he can just turn up in bermuda shorts and a casual shirt and not worry about whether his tie is sending out the right signals - I wish I was like that.”…
  • 4. Sean Ekins …” A great measure of the person is literally how invisible he was, yet he has affected so many that we are sharing our remembrances and the impact he had on us.”…
  • 5. Dan Zaharevitz …” Jean-Claude was always willing to try anything to do science better and his passion and enthusiasm dragged a number of us with higher energy barriers over the hump. The thing that always impressed me the most about him was that he was completely unafraid of ALL the implications of doing science in the open. To venture into the unknown is guaranteed a significant amount of failure.”…
  • 6. Beth Ritter-Guth …” Most of us knew Jean-Claude as a scientist, but I was very fortunate to know him as a friend outside of the lab. He was funny, smart, witty, gentle, and kind. He cared so deeply about the world and the impact that open notebook science could have on the far reaches of the underdeveloped world. He cared so deeply about animals, especially cats. He loved listening to Howard Stern. He loved sushi. He loved riding his bike and being in nature.”
  • 7. Mat Todd …” I remember starting to think about how to do completely open projects, looking around the web in 2005 to see if anything open was going on in chemistry, and coming across JC’s lone voice, and I thought “Wow, who is this guy?” He had dedication and integrity – we’ll all miss him.”…
  • 8. Henry Rzepa …”Jean-Claude was such a brave academic. It is up to others, not just of his generation, but both older and younger, to continue to push for science to be open. He helped start that revolution, others must now continue it.”…
  • 9. Antony Williams …” JC Bradley did something important. He did something catalytic. Actually he did a lot that was important and catalytic. And even though he has gone he will not be forgotten by his peers, his collaborators and his followers for a long time. And I believe his legacy will survive and flourish. JC was, for me, and many others, the father of Open Notebook Science.”…
  • 10. Christina Pikas …” Jean-Claude was generous and very nice, and maybe a bit shy or introverted. He made tremendous contributions to science and he will be missed.”…
  • 11. Carole Mayers “I met Jean Claude in 2006 at a leadership program for IT and Library staff. He introduced us all to wikis for our team work on Maverick College and I've never gone back. He was deeply passionate about open science and had a wry viewpoint on the pretensions of the world.”…
  • 12. David Kroll “What a stunning loss of an open chemistry researcher and educator who was also a terrifically kind gentleman.”
  • 13. Graham Steel “He was a true inspiration whose pioneering work has made a profound effect with regards to opening the way we do science who will be greatly missed.” MOVIE LINK