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34 The Israel Chemist and Chemical Engineer Issue 9 · January 2023 · Tevet 5783 History of Chemistry Articles passing, they assembled spontaneously for an international online meeting to share reflections and memories of their experiences in his lab and how they were affected by them during that period of time, and throughout their scientific careers. These thoughts and feelings are presented here. Professor Shimon Vega (1943–2021) (Figure 1) of the Weizmann Institute of Science passed away on November 16, 2021. Shimon established theoretical frameworks to develop and explain solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) techniques and methodologies. His departure left a profound mark on his many students, postdocs, and colleagues. Shortly after his Shimon Vega in the eyes of his students and postdocs A. Goldbourta*, G. Goobesb*, Y. Hovavc, I. Kaminkera, V. Ladizhanskyd, M. Leskese, P. K. Madhuf, F. Mentink-Vigierg, S. Pizzanellih, I. Sacki, D. Shimonj, S. Jayanthik, E. Vinogradovl, Y. Sidererm aSchool of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel bDepartment of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel cDundas, Ontario, Canada dDepartment of Physics, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada eDepartment of Materials and Interfaces, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel fTata Institute of Fundamental Research, Hyderabad, India gNational High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA hIstituto di Chimica dei Composti OrganoMetallici, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pisa, Italy iDepartment of Radiology, Charité-Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany jInstitute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel kDepartment of Physics, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India lDepartment of Radiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA mEdelstein Center for the History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel Emails*:, Amir Goldbourt received his BSc fromTel-Aviv University. He completed his PhDwith Professor Shimon Vega in the Chemical Physics Department of theWeizmann Institute of Science in 2003. Following a post-doctorate with Professor Ann McDermott at Columbia University, he returned to Israel in 2007 and joined Tel Aviv University where he now heads the solid-state NMR group in the School of Chemistry. His research interests are in structural virology, in studying the role of Lithium as a therapeutic agent, and in the development of NMR techniques for quadrupolar spins. Introduction Versions of this article were previously published in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance [1] and the Ampere Bulletin [2] and it is reproduced here with permission.