Dear members of the DEL network,
It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that Gérard Loiseau, DEL network co-founder and scientific responsible for more than 10 years, passed away on June 22nd, 2019. It was a fierce but unequal fight against disease.
When Gérard and I met at the end of the 1990s, research on politics and digital was, in France, scattered and there was little room for exchange on this topic. In addition to his own productions, Gerard has played a very important role for the dynamism of research : researchers of any status or discipline could meet and exchange in a both serious and friendly manner. His view of the work of young researchers was always kind and constructive. He was of great rigor and intellectual honesty; he was also a faithful and attentive friend. The loss is tremendous for me but also, I dare to believe, for all in the network. He still followed the evolutions of DEL in his wise way and was aware of the profound changes that technology induces in our society.
For those who wish to send a message of sympathy to his family and friends, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org