Monday, September 17, 2018

Sudden Death of Arnaud Darmont

EMVA informs that Arnaud Darmont, one of the main contributors to EMVA1288 camera characterization standars, has suffered a fatal accident during a trip in the US. Other than his major contribution to EMVA 1288 standard, Arnaud was a Chair of Image Sensors and Imaging Systems conference, and the owner of HDR imaging and EMVA-compliant measuring instruments company Aphesa.

Arnaud Darmont is the author of 2014 book on HDR imaging "High Dynamic Range Imaging: Sensors and Architectures" and delivered a number of courses on HDR around the world.

Reportedly, Arnaud had visited the White Sand National Monument in New Mexico. He died in the dune field due to severe sunstroke. Rangers found his body at the closure of the park last Wednesday.

Here is a Youtube video with Arnaud's interview in 2015:

Update: There are obituaries from SPIE, IMVE, and Photonics.


  1. This is terribly sad. Met him once. Bright guy. A terrible loss to the imaging community. May he rest in peace.

  2. This is indeed very, very sad news. I think I can speak in the name of the whole imaging community. I received the bad news this morning through an e-mail of Guy Meynants and I was shocked. Hard to believe, at the age of 39. Later today I found a confirmation of the accident in the local newspaper. RIP.

  3. Very shocked and saddened to hear this. A huge loss to the imaging community of a very intelligent and driven individual who made significant contributions to both educating and advancing the industry. May he rest in peace.

  4. Yes, quite tragic news.
    And if you go into the desert, please always be prepared for extreme heat, cold, and bring more than enough water. And never go alone.

  5. Brilliant guy, May his soul rest in peace

  6. So sad for all of us who worked with him on the Image Sensors and Imaging Systems Conference.

  7. We at Bio-Rad had a great set of training classes from Arnaud and consulted with him for imaging trends. We found him to be knowledgeable, funny, and a good soul. We will miss our annual meetings after Photonics West.

  8. Albert Theuwissen - Harvest ImagingOctober 17, 2018 at 1:14 PM

    The other day I got an invitation from LinkedIn to congratulate Arnaud with his working anniversary at Aphesa ... Terrible coincidence ! Does anyone know how to inform LinkedIn that he passed away and that LinkedIn should no longer send out those painful reminders ?

    1. That is explained here:
      with the actual reporting link:

    2. Albert Theuwissen - Harvest ImagingOctober 17, 2018 at 5:51 PM

      Thanks Tim B. !


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