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.

Last Updated Friday, 24 November 2017

Academy of Sciences General Meeting to be held on 23 November

Friday, 10 November 2017

On Thursday, 23 November, the Autumn General Meeting of the Latvian Academy of Sciences will be held.  The meeting agenda traditionally includes the election of new members of the Academy as well as awarding of the Grand Medal of the Academy.


Numerous sustainability issues pertinent to the Latvian progressive development touched upon at the conference

Monday, 16 October 2017

On Friday, October 13, the conference „Sustainable development aspects of the national economy in Latvia" took place at the Latvian Academy of Sciences. The conference was made possible at the initiative of the Latvian Academy of Sciences and the society "Latvia in the World".


LAS President expresses condolences in relation to shooting attack in Las Vegas

Tuesday, 03 October 2017

The President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, Prof. Ojārs Spārītis expresses condolences to the United States Ambassador to Latvia Ms Nancy Pettit in relation to the shooting attack in Las Vegas. We share sorrow and grief and stay united with the American nation and the relatives of the innocent victims and the hundreds of injured.

The ICSU meeting took place in Riga, May 11-12

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The European National Members of the International Council for Science held their Annual Meeting last week in Riga, hosted by the Latvian Academy of Sciences.

Last Updated Tuesday, 16 May 2017
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