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educator , Geologist

Algirdas Juozapas Gaigalas, Lithuanian geologist, educator. Achievements include research in Lithuanian stones. Member of National Committee Geologists, Lithuanian Natural Society (president since 1996), Russian Academy Natural Sciences, INQUA (honorary), Lithuanian Geological Union (honorary), Polish Geological Society (honorary).

Background

Gaigalas, Algirdas Juozapas was born on February 27, 1933 in Pakruojis, Lithuania. Son of Juozas Gaigalas and Apolonija Kreschunaite.

Education

Degree in Geological Engineering, Vilnius University, Lithuania, 1957. Doctor in Physical Sciences, Vilnius University, Lithuania, 1962. Dr.Habil.Physicis Sciences, Vilnius University, Lithuania, 1979.

Career

Junior research fellow Institute Geology and Geography, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Vilnius, 1957—1963, senior research fellow, 1963—1965. Senior research fellow geografic section quaternary and geomorpology department Lithuanian Science Research Institute, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, 1965—1971. Head geology department geology department Research institute Geological Survey, 1971—1979.

Professor department geology and mineralogy Vilnius University, since 1979. Professor Vilnius Pedagogical University, 1997—2003. Member advisory board Journal Geochrometira, Glwice, Poland, 2000.

Chief editor Journal Geologija, Vilnius, 2001. Member editorial board Mokslas ir Gyvenimas, Vilnius, 1996, Lithuanian Minor Encyclopedia, Vilnius, 1999, Lithuanian General Encyclopedia, Vilnius, 2002. Member science commission Versme public house, Vilnius, 2003.

Participant international congresses and expeditions in field. Senior lieutenant research infantry Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Army, 1957-1987.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in Lithuanian stones.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author 13 books in field. Contributor more than 530 articles to professional publications.

Membership

Member of National Committee Geologists, Lithuanian Natural Society (president since 1996), Russian Academy Natural Sciences, INQUA (honorary), Lithuanian Geological Union (honorary), Polish Geological Society (honorary).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Fine arts.

Connections

Married Birute Svetlauskaite, December 31, 1958. 1 child Gediminas.

father:
Juozas Gaigalas

mother:
Apolonija Kreschunaite

spouse:
Birute Svetlauskaite

child:
Gediminas Gaigalas