| ||Professor Athelstan Beckwith, FRACI, FAA, FRS, OA passed away on 15th May 2010. He was a giant of Australian chemistry and his contributions to the field of physical organic chemistry and free radical research have had major impacts worldwide.
Athel published over 200 papers which have received more than 9900 citations. He was a great supporter of the Australian Journal of Chemistry, publishing more articles in our journal than anywhere else. This Special Issue of the Australian Journal of Chemistry is dedicated to him.