On Wednesday, 14th December 2022, the sleep research community was left devastated by the sudden loss of Steven A. Brown (1970-2022), a brilliant chronobiologist and sleep researcher. Steve was a unique mind, excellent scientist and generous mentor, with a huge spectrum of research interests and talents, as impressively witnessed by his diverse and important contributions to the scientific development of the field.

Steve lived a rich life, full of adventures and persistent positivity, in the same way as he viewed science: in continuous motion. Despite the deep big he leaves behind, his unique legacy remains with his numerous students and collaborators, his “Dear friends”, with whom he shared memorable moments and all kinds of adventures. He will continue to guide us in our memories and scientific thinking, “In Science and in Life”, as in the words of a close friend.