It is with infinite sadness that I learned last Sunday that Debbie passed away. I knew she was seriously ill but I was hoping that the progress of medicine would save her.
All my thoughts are with John, Jackie, and all JILA members during these terrible moments. Debbie was so young and active that it is very hard to accept the cruelty of destiny. I have a great admiration for her pioneering contributions in the field of ultracold Fermi gases and ultracold polar molecules with so many "premières". We will be missing not only an outstanding scientist but also a role model for women in Science that was exemplified by the 2013 L'Oreal prize and so many other prizes illustrating her great impact on Science. I hope that the friendship and support of all your friends and colleagues around the world will help you all to go through these so difficult times.
With my warmest support.