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11-24-2003, 12:56 AM
Prof. Carmelo Bosco has died last night in Italy after a long battle with
cancer. We are stunned by this great loss for the science of biomechanics.

Carmelo Bosco was born in Militello Val Catania (Italy) the 4th of July
1943. He received a Bachelor of Science in the ISEF of Torino in 1968, his
Msc. in Jyvaskyla (Finland) in 1975, his PhD in exercise physiology and
biomechanics in Jyvaskyla (Finland) in 1982. In 1992 he received another
doctoral degree (D.U.) in sport biomechanics in the University of St.
Etienne (France). Finally, in 1994 received an honorary doctorate from the
Hungarian University of Physical Education in Budapest (Hungary).

He was known as a meritorious, outstanding scientist and stimulating
personality from many students and scientists around the World.
He published over 150 scientific works, including monographs and handbooks,
and patented several unique equipments and methods of testing athletic
performance. Was invited speaker in many countries and was scientific
consultant for prestigious sport clubs, sport organizations and industries.

Carmelo produced great research work on the stretch-shortening cycle,
training methodology, resistance exercise and finally vibration. His
masterpieces on those topics will always keep him alive and will help many
generations to understand the biophysical phenomena related to
neuromuscular performance.

I was blessed to work with him before and during my Ph.D. (Semmelweis
University). Carmelo was definitively an intense personality to work with,
extremely passionate, unbelievably knowledgeable and incredibly
stimulating. Working with him was at times conflictual but definitively
stimulating, challenging and rewarding. I will always remember his advice,
his passion about research and knowledge and his easy going personality. I
will never forget the long days of work talking about science and life in
front of a good glass of wine and with Mozart music in the background and
the common excitement in analysing research data and writing scientific

I believe that Carmelo touched many people with his knowledge and passion
for biomechanics and his creative and innovative applications to physical
training. That's why I'm sure I speak for many others in the biomechanics
community when I say our thoughts are with Carmelo's family.
We, too, will miss a valued colleague and a good friend.

Marco Cardinale

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Dr. Marco Cardinale,
University of Aberdeen
College of Life Sciences and Medicine
Human Physiology Building
Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
Scotland UK

Telephone:+44 (0)1224 552793
Web: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/ims/staff/cardinale.hti
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