In memoriam Professor Algis Petras Piskarskas

Laserlab-Europe is sad to announce that Professor Algis Petras Piskarskas passed away on 11 June 2022. Algis Piskarskas, one of the most renowned Lithuanian physicists, made pioneering developments in non-linear optics, notably the first implementation of Optical Parametric Chirped-Pulse Amplification (OPCPA), a technique today widely used worldwide. He contributed thus to build the laser community in Lithuania, far beyond the academic circles. Under his leadership, the Vilnius University Laser Research Centre became in 2004 a founding member of Laserlab-Europe and an active partner since then.

The Laserlab-Europe community will miss his expertise and his great humanity.