I first met Michael at a conference in Stanford, California in 1960; and I have met him at numerous conferences from time to time in various parts of the world. I particularly remember meeting him at his Institute and at your house in Cracow; and the last time I saw you both was at the IUTAM in Warsaw. I had heard, of course, of his illness; but I was pleased that on that occasion I could recognize his old self.

Michal was a very good scientist and a very good person. The Applied Mechanics community will miss him a lot.


Chris Calladine, Scd, FRS

Cambridge, June 22, 2006