Today the UNAM community at large mourns the passing of Federico Sánchez Rodríguez. He got his bachelor's degree from the School of Chemistry - UNAM, masters and PhD degrees from Biomedicas - UNAM, postdoc from UCSF, was a member of CIFN-UNAM now called CCG-UNAM (it's his affiliation in this 1983 paper), and worked most of his career at IBT-UNAM.
I'm sure that he made many friends, trained many students at all levels, and had a highly productive academic career as evidenced on his homepage where he lists many papers, patents, etc.
The following text is an email I sent to several of my friends from the LCG undergraduate program I studied. There I talk about keeping in touch, I invite them to ENAR 2014, and also talk about some philosophical questions regarding our future.
I’m posting it here because I don’t mind sharing these thoughts and because I don’t have the current email addresses of many former LCG students.