Andrzej Witkowski Obituary, Death – We mourn the death of our beloved friend and distinguished colleague, Professor Andrzej Witkowski, on September 17, 2023. Known for his palaeooceanology expertise, teaching, and mentoring, Professor Witkowski touched many lives. Professor Witkowski made outstanding palaeooceanological contributions. He studied Earth’s waters for decades, revealing their complex history.
His remarkable research on ancient marine ecosystems and the planet’s geological and environmental changes over millions of years revealed important insights. As an expert, Professor Witkowski’s research shaped palaeooceanology. His painstaking attention to detail and unrelenting scientific rigor set a high standard for the scientific community. Current and future researchers use his discoveries as a foundation.
Beyond his scholarship, Professor Witkowski was a valued instructor. His enthusiasm for palaeooceanology inspired many students to study science. His natural ability to clarify complex subjects made them accessible to all learners. Many who studied under him were forever changed by his passion to education. Professor Witkowski mentored well too. He cared about his students’ and colleagues’ achievement.
His warmth and humility won over all who knew him. Professor Andrzej Witkowski’s death marred palaeooceanology and the hearts of all who knew him. Future scientists will be inspired by his legacy to excel, be curious, and discover the mysteries of our planet’s primordial waters. We sympathize with Professor Witkowski’s family, friends, colleagues, and students. He will be remembered for his scientific accomplishments and his humanity. May his memories lead us as we commemorate his legacy by improving palaeooceanology, as he did with such commitment and brilliance during his distinguished career.