Cuba mourns death of important scientist at 88

Cuba mourns death of important scientist at 88
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24 January 2024
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The Cuban Academy of Sciences (ACC by its Spanish acronym)expressed its condolences for the recent death at the age of 88 of Emilio Garcia Capote, one of the country's first analysts on issues of scientific and technological policy and its relations with economic and social development.

Rest in peace, admired and beloved professor, you will always be remembered by us, those grateful for having received your teachings, rigor and ethics, said the institution in its extensive obituary, sent to the Cuban News Agency, about its Merit Academician, victim of a stroke.

It emphasized his vast accumulated wisdom based on perseverance, reading, rigorous writings on the history and organization of science and technology in Cuba, which constituted an invaluable legacy, heritage of the ACC, where he began to work in 1963.

Garcia Capote was Director of the Department of Technical Cybernetics, and of the Institute of Scientific and Technological Documentation and Information, he also served as

Scientific Secretary of the academy and later Director of Organization, and Deputy Director of the Center for History and Organization Studies.

However, due to his extensive knowledge, scientific rigor, permanent scholar of science and technology in Cuba and in other countries he directed as deputy of the Cuban Observatory of Science and Technology, functions he performed from 2002 to 2010.

From that year until 2018, he served in the Analysis and Prospective Group of the academy and was currently a Specialist and Researcher in the History of Science Group in our Secretariat, where he became a Full Member in the Social and Humanistic Sciences Section since 1998.

He also bequeathed an important collection of articles for the journal Anales de la Academia de Ciencias de Cuba, particularly on its historical development in the 19th century.

In 2001 he received the Carlos J. Finlay Order, the highest national decoration awarded to Cuban and foreign scientists.

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