Mariano Gago: The Portuguese Science Minister with the Longest Tenure
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.
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