Please join me congratulating Albert Orriols (for those who do not know him, a brilliant learning classifier systems researcher) who defended his Ph.D. thesis today. The outcome: Excellent Cum Laude. Albert Orriols Ph.D. defense started at 11am at Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle (Universitat Ramon Llull) in Barcelona and lasted for almost two intense hours. The thesis panel was presided by Prof. David E. Goldberg, and formed by members Prof. Francisco Herrera, myself, Dr. Martin Butz, and secretary Prof. Xavier Vilasís). I must say that it has been a great pleasure to read his remarkable thesis and great contributions to the Learning Classifier System field. I hope he will make it available soon, and encourage you to take a look at it.