Obituary Arch Virol 146/5 (2001) Virology Division News In Memoriam Pekka Eljas Halonen (1927–2001) ekka Halonen passed away on 19 February 2001, after a long illness that he bore with the same kind of courage that characterized his whole life. He used to say that Finns are tougher than Vikings; at least in his case it is true. It is as if Sibelius wrote “Finlandia” as the ultimate expres- sion of the Finnish spirit with Pekka in mind. The effect this music has on the listener in the setting of the Finnish landscape reminds us of Pekka’s indom- itable spirit. But Pekka was not only tough and deter- mined, he was warm, generous and caring as a friend and colleague to so many of the world’s virologists. Indeed, since the timeline of Pekka’s professional life paralleled the rise of international virology, he was a personal force in the lives of many of the founders of the independent discipline of virology, especially medical virology. He was there at the beginning, as a member of the host committee of the First International Congress for Virology, held in Helsinki in 1968, and he played many important roles in the international community of virologists Archives of Virology Springer Journals

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