The LAS Spring General Meeting to honour Latvia's Centenary

Saturday, 24 March 2018

On Thursday, 5 April at 2 PM, the annual Spring General Meeting of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS) will be convened. This year the Meeting's agenda is specially designed to honour the centenary of the Latvian State. The keynote address will be presented by the LAS President Prof Ojārs Spārītis, while the academic lecture on the political and historical causalities of the formation of the independent Baltic States will be delivered by LAS corresponding member Ēriks Jēkabsons, to be followed by other speakers. By tradition, the Academy's awards will be conferred, as well as the reports by the LAS Secretary General and the Chair of the Supervisory Council will be brought to the attention of the participants of the Meeting.

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2017 top Latvian science achievements award ceremony confirmed for 16 February

Thursday, 25 January 2018

The award ceremony to honour the best achievements in scientific research of 2017 will take place at the Academic Centre for Natural Sciences of the University of Latvia on Friday, 16 February 2018, at 4 PM. Car parking will be available for the duration of the ceremony. Address: Jelgavas iela 1, Rīga.

List of the top achievements in Latvian science in 2017 is available here.

Top twelve achievements in Latvian science in 2017 announced

Monday, 08 January 2018

In December, 2017 the Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS) has announced the list of the most significant achievements in Latvian science of the year. The top 12 achievements were selected from nearly 40 eligible proposals. Six proposals were acknowledged with the Diploma of the President of the LAS.


Season's Greetings!

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

LAS Autumn General Meeting: Grand Medals awarded to Jānis Bārzdiņš and Baiba Rivža; new members of the academy elected

Friday, 24 November 2017

On 23 November 2017, the Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS) held its annual Autumn General meeting.

This year the Latvian Academy of Sciences Grand Medal - the highest award awarded to Latvian and overseas scientists for outstanding creative achievement - was conferred to Professor Jānis Visvaldis Bārzdiņš for fundamental research in the algorithm theory and establishment of the computer science school in Latvia, while Professor Baiba Rivža was rewarded for significant contribution to the research into the rural and regional development of Latvia. Recipients of the award received the cast bronze Grand Medal and a cash prize of EUR 10,000 (post-tax), which are funded by the Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation.

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