Dick Taylor Story
Dick and I first got to know each other after I joined the Directorate of DESY in 1991. Dick was working with the H1 experiment and
became a regular guest in Hamburg. He would on occasions appear in my office and provide me in very clear words with his opinion on
At first I was rather astonished about this, but quickly came to appreciate his visits and opinions as they always led to very interesting discussions which we both enjoyed. They helped sharpen my thinking and improved subsequent decisions.
I discovered a thoughtful and very engaged man underneath a somewhat rough outer shell. Our interactions became a pleasure and in later times, when he and Rita no longer came to Hamburg, I tried whenever I was at SLAC to visit him in his office, to chat, to exchange ideas and to tap into his wisdom. I will always cherish these memories.