Luis Viña, miembro del GEFES y ex-presidente de su Junta de Gobierno, ha recibido el premio «Henri Abraham Distinguished Long Service» de la International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP).

Tribute from José Adolfo de Azcárraga in the IUPAP Newsletter:

Professor Viña, a distinguished member of the Spanish Royal Physics Society (RSEF), has served in IUPAP for many years. In fact, he was a member of the Commission on Semiconductors (C8) for two periods: 1994-1997 and 2000-2002; he acted as Secretary of this C8 Commission from 2002 to 2005. Since 2002, the year that Spain rejoined IUPAP, he has served in the Spanish IUPAP Liaison Committee, of which he has also acted as its Secretary from 2005 to 2013, and thereafter as its President until to now. 

Overall, Luis has contributed more than 20 years to IUPAP. Professor Viña has also greatly contributed to the activities of the C8 Commission and, not less important, he has maintained the presence of Spain at the IUPAP during difficult economic periods in which the payment of the Spanish IUPAP yearly quota was not always guaranteed, a situation which unfortunately Spain is again experiencing now. This has implied a considerable amount of effort devoted to this goal in the past, as well as at present.  As the President of the RSEF, a member of the Spanish IUPAP Liaison Committee, I have had the opportunity of appreciating Professor Viña’s efforts to keep the ties between Spain and the IUPAP of which, I am happy to recall, Spain was one of its thirteen founding countries in 1922. Thus, I am convinced that his long and meritorious service deserve, without any doubt, this certificate in gratitude and appreciation from the IUPAP for having significantly helped IUPAP to achieve and sustain its mission.