28 April 2021

Eric grimM memorial event

A 24-hr celebration of Eric's life and legacy

On Sunday, November 15th, 2020, Dr. Eric C. Grimm, loving husband, father, and world-renowned scientist, passed away suddenly at the age of 69. Eric was committed to sharing scientific research with the public. He was a brilliant lecturer and excelled at explaining complex topics in a friendly and understandable way; his lectures on climate change always drew a crowd. He was internationally known and respected for his studies of fossil pollen (palynology) and research documenting long-term changes in vegetation and climate.

On the 28th of April 2021, we come together as a global community of friends and colleagues to celebrate Eric's legacy in our personal and professional lives. From across the globe, we will connect during this open 24-hr event to share perspectives and personal stories on Eric's life, work and dedication to science.

In chronological order of time-zones, there will be four blocks of talks covering Asia & Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Americas, including short breaks to raise a glass together for Eric.

Recordings of the event are now available on the Youtube channel!!

We invite you to use and follow #Eric24h and @EricCGrimm for any news and comments
before, during and after the event

General schedule for worldwide timezone sessions

Donations in Eric's memory to support the training and development of the next generation of Quaternary scientists.

Recordings of the full 24h event are now available on our Youtube channel!


We are compiling a photo book of Eric for his family and friends, and we need your help to collect photos from fieldwork, workshops, presentations or moments you shared with him. Do you have any photos of Eric to share?

Please send us what you have
with a short note describing the photo:

ECGMemorialEvent [at] gmail.com

Do you have a story with Eric to share? Let us hear your thoughts and comments here: