Jean-Louis Loday died as a consequence of an accident on June 6 atSables d'Olonne. Jean-Louis Loday was research director at the department of mathematics at Strasbourg; he was a specialist in algebraic topology. Jean-Louis Loday has spent his entire career in Strasbourg. His contributions to algebraic K-theory, his research linking cyclic homology, K-theory, combinatorics, and his foundational work on operads have lasting impact on the development of algebra and topology.
He will also be recalled for his good humor, his fine sense for human relationships and for his infectious enthusiasm for mathematics.