Remembering Academician Vladimir Fortov (1946-2020)

The Russian Pugwash Committee under the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) deeply mourns the death of the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2013-2017, a member of the Russian Pugwash Committee since 2002, participant of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs since 1991, Academic Secretary of the Department of Energy, Machine Engineering, Mechanics and Control Processes of the RAS, Scientific Director of the Joint Institute of High Temperatures of the RAS, member of the RAS Presidium, winner of the USSR State Prize and State Prizes of the Russian Federation, Full Knight of the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, Academician Vladimir FORTOV and expresses his sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

Academician Vladimir Fortov died on the morning of November 29, 2020 from COVID-19.