Mariano Gago: The Portuguese Science Minister with the Longest Tenure

Mariano Gago named Portuguese Science Minister  Mariano Gago visits CMU (2009) 

Prof. José Mariano Gago, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education between 1995 and 2002, and between 2005 and 2011, died on April 17th, in Lisbon.

Prof. Mariano Gago graduated in Electrical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), in Lisbon, in 1971 and received a Ph.D. in Physics from the École Polytechnique – Université Pierre et Marie Curie, in Paris, in 1976. After a research appointment at CERN, in Geneva, between 1976 and 1978, he became a Professor at IST, and founded and chaired the Portuguese Laboratory for Particle Physics (LIP).

It was under the leadership of Prof. Mariano Gago that the international partnerships with U.S. universities were launched, aiming at contributing to the internationalization of Portuguese universities and research organizations, increasing cooperation between Portuguese institutions, increasing access to high-tech R&D equipment, and promoting cultural change in the Portuguese R&D sector.

Read the full articles at Jornal de Notícias Online, Açores 9 Online, ACEPI Online, Diário Digital Online, Porto Canal Online, RTP Online, SOL Online, Sapo Online (April 17, 2015)