Professor Jerzy Janik passed away

With great sorrow we announce that

Professor Jerzy Antoni Janik

Professor Jerzy Antoni Janik

Died on March 20, 2012, at the age of 85 years.

Professor Jerzy Janik, born in Lwów on April 30 1927, was for many years Head of the Department of Structure Research of the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Krakow, Poland.

He was a Full Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Foreign Member of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters, Member of the Scientific Council of the Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics and of the Scientific Councils of Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russian Federation) and Institute of Molecular Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

A number of scientific societies and boards counted him amongst their prominent fellows. He held honorary doctorates of the Adam Mickiewicz University and Joint Institute for Nuclear Research.

Professor Janik was a founder and organiser of seminars "Science-Religion-History" hosted by Pope John Paul II, of whom he was a close friend. He organised regular international meetings of sholars and scientists known as "Janik's Friends Meetings".

Professor Janik, a broad-minded scholar, was also a philosopher, charing the Commission for Natural Sciences Philosophy, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Professor Janik was a mentor and promotor of several generations of physicists and chemists, and an outstanding and dedicated Teacher.

We pay tribute to a Great Physicist and Noble Man.

General Director and Employees
of the Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN

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