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Juozas Algimantas Krikstopaitis, Lithuanian science educator. Recipient medal for history research, Latvian Academy of Sciences, 1985, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, 1995; grantee, Central European University, Praha, Czech Republic, 1992.


Krikstopaitis, Juozas Algimantas was born on March 13, 1931 in Kaunas, Lithuania. Son of Bronius Krikstopaitis and Mykolina Krikstopaitiene.


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Kaunas Polytechnic Institute, 1954. Master of Science in Chemistry, Kaunas Polytechnic Institute, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, Kaunas Polytechnic Institute, 1963.

Doctor of Science in History of Science and Philosophy, Moscow State University, 89.


Engineering chemist Vilnius Silicate Products Plant, Lithuania, 1954—1956. Engineer innovation Committee Ministry Council, 1956—1958. Research fellow Institute Physics, 1961—1978.

Chief research fellow Culture, Philosophy and Art Research Institute, 1978. Professor history and philosophy of science Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, 1992—1998, Kaunas University of Technology, 1998—2004. Professor history of science Vilnius Pedagogical University, since 1998.

Organizer symposia in field. Chairman organizing committee 23d International Baltic Conference, Vilnius, since 2006.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Attitude of Society after the Experience of Cmpulsion, 1997, Theodor von Grotthuss: A Step Ahead of His Time, 2001, The Structure of Narratives, 2006.


Member Committee National Science Prize, Vilnius, since 1998, Acta Historiae Scientiarum Baltica, Riga, Latvia, since 1988. Member science council Cosmology Museum, Vilnius, since 1985. Member of National Foundation Science and Education, International Union History and Philosophy of Science, World Association Lithuanistics, Lithuanian Association History and Philosophy of Science (president since 1986), Baltic Association History and Philosophy of Science (vice president 1991-1994, 1997—2003, 2006, president 1994-1997, 2003-2006).


  • Other Interests

    Mountain climbing, performances.


Children: Kastis Krikstopaitls, Skaidre Krikstopaityte.

Bronius Krikstopaitis

Mykolina Krikstopaitiene

Kastis Krikstopaitls Krikstopaitis

Skaidre Krikstopaityte Krikstopaitis