The "Scientific Highlights in Memory of Leon Van Hove" meeting brought together many distinguished scientists and several top officials of the European Community in honor of Leon Van Hove, an outstanding European scientist who contributed immensely to the research and development of mathematical and theoretical physics. One of the most influential physicists of the post-war period, Leon Van Hove inspired new research and work from statistical mechanics to field theory and multiparticle production. The papers in this volume recollect Leon Van Hove's early days as a scientist and recount his efforts in favor of scientific collaboration across national and international boundaries and of the cultural integration of Europe. Such insight must surely interest those who seek beyond academic and research knowledge in physics to understand its history and development, seen through the life and work of Leon Van Hove.
Structure and hierarchy, E.R. Caianiello; the early post-war period of Leon Van Hove - a recollection, A. Messiah; Leon Van Hove, a great European, a man of consensus, R.M. Bonnet; science and democracy, J.P. Contzen; LEP - a big European project for fundamental research, E. Picasso; Leon Van Hove and the Max Planck Institute fur Physik, R. Lust; the scientific contribution of Leon Van Hove, A. Martin; the search for elementary structures in multiparticle production in the work of Leon Van Hove, A. Giovannini; extrema of P-invariant functions on the brillouin zone, L. Michel; Europe and its scientists, J. Goormaghtigh; the antiproton saga at CERN (1976-1984), F. Bonaudi; symmetries and fundamental constants in field and string theory, G. Veneziano; electron holography, M.A. Van Hove; euclidean magnetic group and Aharonov-Bohm effect, S. Fubini; in memory of Leon Van Hove, J. Van Hove; an interview with Leon Van Hove, V. De Alfaro.