It is our sad duty to report the death of Professor Roger Leyniers at
Jette-Brussels on 23rd September 2000 at the age of 74. Professor
Leyniers was the 1st Belgian Councillor to IUVSTA from 1971-1974.
He was born in Ixelles, Belgium on 29th June 1926, graduated
as a Master in Mathematics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and
became an honorary member of BELVAC. He led a group working on vacuum
techniques at the Neclear Research Centre of the Ecole Royale Militaire,
and contributed to the organisation of the International Vacuum Meeting
in Namur in 1958, and to subsequent meetings of the IOVST and IUVSTA.