On 13 May 2010 our Production Editor Dr Peter Hill died suddenly from a heart attack. All who knew Pete were shocked and deeply saddened. In his multifaceted career he interacted with hundreds of people worldwide and touched the lives of many.

When Pete left school in 1960 he worked for the Department of Forensic Medicine at Edinburgh University, before deciding to enrol as a geology student at Edinburgh, where he would eventually become a member of staff of the Department of Geosciences (or `The Grant Institute of Geology' as it was initially known). Mineral analysis became the focus of...

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