Scholarships

ACADEMICIAN JURGIS VIŠČAKAS SCHOLARSHIP

The younger generation of physicists is a treasure which should be allowed to unfold and gain recognition. To achieve this aim each year Institute of Applied Research and Department of Semiconductor Physics from Physics faculty grants with nominal scholarships of academician Jurgis Viščakas.

Scholarships aim - to promote student research work carried out in semiconductor physics and materials sciences, optoelectronics, photonics, optics and engineering fields, and other fields related to the Institute of Applied Research and Department of Semiconductor Physics activity.

"The Academician Jurgis Viščakas scholarship is the begining of the way for youth to research heights highlifted for Lithuania by our famous scientist ant teacher". Prof. Artūras Žukauskas scholarship initiator.

Academician Jugis Viščakas scholarships regulations

Scholarship Winners 2014

Jurgis Viscakas

Academician Jurgis Viščakas (1927-1990) was a graduate of Vilnius University, Emeritus of Physics and Mathematics departments at Vilnius University, Ph.D., the first dean of the Semiconductor Physics Department and later Dean of the Faculty of Physics. His works have contributed significantly to the development of semiconductor physics in Lithuania.

Jurgis Viščakas was a pioneer of research activities like photoconductivity in semiconductors and one of initiators who developed the new lasers and used them in the research. His achievements in science and technology led to creation of new branch of laser industry in Lithuania. His is an author and co-author of 454 research publications and 12 inventions.

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