Prof. Rubio, the MPSD’s managing director who also leads the theory department, describes Kyung Min Lee as a friendly and radiant person. “Kyung Min was an interested, ambitious young man. He was involved in the South Korean faith community in Hamburg, he loved the mountains and was passionate about climbing. We have not yet begun to really comprehend this tragedy and we will miss him very much.”
Kyung Min Lee had worked at the MPSD since August 2015, where he carried out research into the interaction of solid systems with ultrashort and intense laser pulses. He was also a member of the International Max Planck Research School of Ultrafast Imaging and Structural Dynamics.
The 32-year-old scientist’s funeral service took place in France on Monday while many of his colleagues attended a memorial event at the institute in Hamburg.