Martin Frey, one of the pioneers of low-grade metamorphic studies, died tragically in a mountain accident on 10th September 2000. While walking in the Grison Alps, a favourite recreation, one fatal step ended a life that had enriched the geosciences and the lives of many friends and colleagues around the world.

Martin was born in a small town close to Bern, Switzerland, and studied Earth Sciences at the University of Bern, specializing in mineralogy and petrology. His doctoral degree, awarded in 1968, initiated a life-long series of studies of the effects of low temperatures on sedimentary sequences. Die Metamorphose...

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