In December, 2020 the Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS) has announced the most significant achievements in Latvian science of the year. The top 11 achievements were selected from 41 eligible proposal that was submitted for evaluation. Ten achievements were acknowledged with the Diploma of the President of the LAS.
In the end of each year since 2002, the Latvian Academy of Sciences announces the list of the most significant scientific achievements. Over the last five years the competition has become more intense as the number of participants submitting high quality entries has grown. at the same time the popularity and reputation of the contest has also risen not only among academic community but also wider public.
Traditionally the achievements in science are divided into two groups – theoretical science and applied science; the achievements shortlisted for the winners group usually cover a vast scope of research areas – ranging from solid state physics and IT technologies, biomedicine and genome studies, pharmacy and chemistry to history, anthropology, literature, art history, music theory, etc.
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