Peter L. Roeder died on June 7, 2014, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, near Queen's University where he spent most of his career. Peter Roeder was admired as a role model by many students and colleagues, and as a teacher of geochemistry, igneous petrology, and optical mineralogy.

As a researcher, Peter was best known for his work in experimental petrology. Peter's seminal work on olivine–liquid equilibria, published in 19701, was the culmination of his previous work in simpler iron bearing systems. This paper has been cited more than 2000 times, more than 60 times in 2013, which is remarkable...

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