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The Walter Zapp prize has been awarded

Friday, 23 August 2013

The 2013 Walter Zapp prize has been awarded to the professor of physics Janis Spigulis (University of Latvia) for outstanding inventions in the fields of fiber optics and biophotonics. The prize for the best inventor is being awarded every second year since 2005 jointly by the company Minox (Germany), the Latvian Academy of Sciences and the Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia.

The distinguished inventor Walter Zapp (born on 4 September 1905 in Riga, deceased on 17 June 2003 in Switzerland), having invented the world-famous camera VEF-Minox, has contributed greatly to the promotion of the name of Latvia worldwide. The production of the Minox camera was begun by the State Electrotechnical Factory (VEF) in Riga (1938-1942) and after the war was continued in Germany.

In 2001 Walter Zapp visited Riga and received the diploma of the Honorary doctor of the Latvian Academy of Sciences.

The official award ceremony is to be held on 4 September 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Latvian Academy of Sciences.

Last Updated Friday, 23 August 2013

Professor Spārītis new president of the Latvian Academy of Sciences

Thursday, 20 December 2012
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The Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS) is honoured and pleased to announce that on 29 November 2012, the Autumn General Meeting of the LAS elected

Professor Ojārs SPĀRĪTIS

President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences
for a four-year term of office.

O. Spārītis is Professor of Art, Dr.habil.art., and full member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences since 2004. The new President will take the office on 27 December 2012. 

Last Updated Thursday, 20 December 2012
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LAS Grand Medals 2012 bestowed on P. Pumpēns and A. Ezergailis

Thursday, 24 May 2012


On 24 April 2012 the Senate of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS) took a decision to award the 2012 LAS Grand Medals to

Pauls Pumpēns in recognition for his outstanding contribution to molecular virology and mentoring the next generation of researchers
http://www.lza.lv/scientists/pumpens.htm

Andrievs Ezergailis in recognition of his essential contribution to research into the 20th century history of Latvia
http://wn.com/Andrievs_Ezergailis

The Grand Medal is the most prestigious honor in Latvia bestowed by the Latvian Academy of Sciences on a scientist for his outstanding creative solutions. The Academy has been awarding Grand Medals to two – Latvian and foreign – scientists every year since 1992.


Last Updated Thursday, 24 May 2012

LAS Grand Medals 2011 bestowed on Ē. Mugurēvičs and R. Villems

Saturday, 26 March 2011

On 15 February 2011 the Senate of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS) took a decision to award the 2011 LAS Grand Medals to

Ēvalds Mugurēvičs for outstanding contribution to the archaeological studies in Latvia and edition and translation of medieval chronicles

and

Richard Villems for outstanding contribution in archaeogenetics.

The Grand Medal is the most prestigious honor in Latvia bestowed by the Latvian Academy of Sciences on a scientist for his outstanding creative solutions. The Academy has been awarding Grand Medals to two – Latvian and foreign – scientists every year since 1992.

Last Updated Saturday, 26 March 2011

Spring General Meeting of the Latvian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Thursday, 7 April 2011 at 14.00
Conference Hall of the Academy
Akadēmijas laukums 1, Rīga

Agenda

Opening Speech
  
President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences Professor Juris Ekmanis

Ceremony of Presenting the Awards of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS)

Paleontology of the Baltic Region and our „Devonian Ancestors”
  
Lecture given by Professor Ervīns Lukševics, corr.mem. of LAS
  
Recipient of the 2010 Medal of the Baltic Academies of Sciences

Report on the Activities of the Latvian Academy of Sciences in 2010 
   Professor Valdis Kampars, Secretary General of the LAS

Report of the LAS Supervisory Council
  
Professor Pēteris Zvidriņš, Chairman of the Supervisory Council

Discussion

Presidium of the Latvian Academy of Sciences


Last Updated Wednesday, 16 March 2011
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