In Memoriam: Christian Schulte

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Christian Schulte – an amazing researcher whose work has impacted many of us in the logic programming community. Maria Garcia de la Banda wrote a nice note about Christian for ACP and she offered to share it with the ALP community. Our thoughts and prayers are with Christian’s family and friends.

I am extremely sad to tell you that our excellent colleague and wonderful friend Christian Schulte passed away on Tuesday 17th of March 2020 while in the company of his two sisters, after falling ill in early January and being diagnosed with an incurable illness. This is a huge loss for our community, as Christian was an outstanding contributor not only to the knowledge and practice of CP (and LP before that), but importantly, to its soul. He will be sorely, sorely missed.

The ACP has created an in-memoriam page at to farewell him. His family has also created a page at… where everyone can leave a message.

If you would like to share some thoughts or story about Christian and prefer not to do it in the family’s page, please send it to me ([email protected]) and I will add them at the end to the in-memoriam page, as a tribute to him. Photographs are welcome.

Keep safe in these difficult times, and all the best until we see each other again.

A very sad Maria