Zenonas Rokus Rudzikas

In a ghastly run of sad and bad news, yesterday evening we learnt of the sudden death of Zenonas Rokus Rudzikas, an active and much-liked and respected Lithuanian EESC member (Various Interests Group). He was President of the Lithuanian Academy of Science, one of the most prominent experts in theoretical physics in Lithuania and an acknowledged specialist in nuclear spectroscopy. He wore his learning lightly and was particularly modest about his scientific expertise and reputation. He was also a thoroughly nice man and a convinced and committed European who was instrumental in the establishment of the Lithuanian national economic and social council. Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues. We will miss him.


  1. Kestutis Jarasiunas

    Dear Martin,
    Thank you sincerely for the memorial words on my colleague and compatriot Zenonas Rudzikas. I was far from home- in the US on the research visit – when heard about this fatal event. I will remember Zenonas not only taking care about the Lithuanian science willingly for years- in the research team or in administrative chair, but also managing to find time for sharing his love with grandchildren as well serving for the society on the whole.

    K. Jarasiunas, a Lithuanian physicist

  2. Martin

    It was a privilege and an honour to have known him.


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