Baltic Association of the History and Philosophy of Science
Janis Stradins 1933-2019
With deep sorrow, we announce that Janis Stradins has passed away on November 29 at the age of 85.
Professor Stradins has been the President and Vice-President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences.
Having his scientific background in chemistry, he was one of the initiators and continuous active
contributors to systematic research in the history of science in the Baltic States. For many years,
he was the Chairperson of the Latvian Association for the History and Philosophy of Science.
He also served several terms as the President of the corresponding Baltic Association.
Janis Stradins was highly decorated on the stately level in Latvia, France and Estonia. He was
the Editorial Board member of Acta Baltica Historiae et Philosophiae Scientiarum from its launch in 2013.
In addition to all professional achievement and merits, Janis Stradins was a very nice and friendly person,
always pleasant to communicate. He will be remembered in the Baltic states and beyond.