Liao Liu passed away on Wednesday, 27.4.2016 by 88 years old after a long battle with illness. He is survived by his son and grandson. Liao was a Professor of the Physics Department at Beijing Normal University where he founded one of the few research groups in general relativity and gravitation in China in the late 1970’s. He had been the president of Chinese Society of Gravity and Relativistic Astrophysics from 1989 to 1996. His research was driven by a deep interest in the fundamental physical theories. Many of his papers were devoted to the discussion of the evaporation procedure of black holes, the backreaction of black hole radiation, the production of wormholes, and the significance of spacetime foam for quantum field theory. Messages of condolence will be forwarded to the funeral service committee and the family.
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