The European Physical Society would like to express its sadness at the sudden death of Professor José Mariano Gago. He passed away suddenly in his home on Friday 17 April 2015.
Professor Gago was a great defender of science, in his home country Portugal, and in Europe. As Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education in Portugal between 1995 and 2002, and between 2005 and 2011, he led wide ranging reforms to improve the research and education in Portugal.
More information on Professor Gago and his achievements is available here: http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=5869