A former ICSU president and diplomat for the international scientific community

The ISC is saddened to hear of the passing of Kees de Jager at age 100. De Jager was a former president of COSPAR, secretary of the IAU and president of the ISC’s predecessor, ICSU.

We unite with others in celebrating the life of Kees Jager, and honour his commitment to science. Apart from his many scientific and diplomatic accomplishments, he was known in the Netherlands as coining the Dutch term for the Big Bang: oerknal

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