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Frank Höller

ICO mourns the passing away of Dr Frank Höller (ICO Associated Secretary).

photo   We are all deeply saddened by the unexpected sudden death of our colleague and friend  Frank Höller, who passed away in the age of 65 on Easter Sunday April 4th, 2021.

Tito Arecchi

ICO mourns the passing away of Prof. Fortunato Tito Arecchi.

photo   Fortunato Tito Arecchi, born in Reggio Calabria, Italy, in 1933, died on 15 February 2021, in Florence. He was Emeritus Professor of Physics of the University of Florence and ICO Vice President 1981-1984.

Prof. Dr. Valentin Vlad

ICO mourns the passing away of Prof. Valentin Vlad

photo Valentin Vlad, “Galileo Galilei” Prize winner of the International Commission of Optics (2005), died in Bucharest on 24 December 2017. He was 74. Valentin Vlad was the current President of the Romanian Academy (the highest academic forum in Romania), since 2014. He was also the Head of the ”Nonlinear and Information Photonics” group in the Laser Department of the National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, as well as Professor at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics.

Prof. Nestor Gaggioli

ICO mourns the passing away of Prof. Néstor Gaggioli

photo Néstor Gaggioli, an Argentinean scientist devoted to Optics and Photonics passed away on January 22, 2014. Néstor was actively involved in the Optical Community, serving over the years as Vice-president of the International Commission for Optics (ICO) between 2002 and 2005.

Prof. Adolf Lohman (1926-2013)

ICO mourns the passing away of Prof. Adolf Lohman (1926-2013).

photo It is with great sadness that we have to inform the worldwide optics community of the passing away of Professor Adolf W Lohmann on 15 December 2013, at the age of 87. Adolf, an internationally distinguished scientist, was perhaps the world’s foremost pioneer and leader in the area of optical information processing. 

Prof. Carlos Gomez-Reino Carnota (1946-2012)

ICO mourns the passing away of Prof. Carlos Gómez-Reino Carnota.

photo Carlos Gomez-Reino Carnota, Professor of Optics at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), passed away the 25th July, 2012 due to a sudden illness. He was the representative of the Spanish ICO Territorial Committee during the period 2001-2004.He belonged to the leaders that promoted the establishment of the series of Spanish National Meeting on Optics (RNO), and organized the second meeting of the series in 1990. At ICO’11 in Quebec, the idea of creating a new Iberian American Meeting was proposed. Carlos was very supportive of the idea and the Third Spanish Meeting joined indeed with the 1st RIAO, celebrated in 1992 in Barcelona. 

Prof. Guoguang Mu (1931-2012)

ICO mourns the passing away of Prof. Guoguang Mu – (1931 – 2012)

photo It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Prof. Guoguang Mu on April 12, 2012, at the age of 81. Guoguang Mu was one of the early pioneers of optics, applied optics, and optical instrumentation in China, and made distinguished contributions to white light information processing. He served as ICO Vice President from 1993 to 1999 and continued his commitment to ICO thereafter. At his death, he was serving as the representative of the ICO Chinese Territorial Committee.
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