ESN—European Spectroscopy News is a predecessor magazine to Spectroscopy Europe and Spectroscopy Asia. It started publication in 1975 and published a number of interviews with leading spectroscopists from that and previous eras. We will be publishing more of these from time to time.
In May 1976 European Spectroscopy News was privileged to be able to visit the home of Monsieur J. Lecomte in Paris. Harry Willis, Gunter Heyden and Rudolf Schötteldreier (Office Manager of Heyden & Son GmbH, Rheine) were made welcome by the hospitable Mon. Lecomte and his charming wife, and were able to talk to Mon. Lecomte about his long and influential spectroscopy career. He also showed us many curios collected by him in his travels and some of his vast collection of slides.
The Editors talk to that most active European, Professor Sir Harold Thompson, Master of St. John’s College, Oxford