Juris Ekmanis

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Juris Ekmanis
Juris Ekmanis 2012.jpg
Ekmanis in 2012
Born(1941-12-02)2 December 1941
Died9 April 2016(2016-04-09) (aged 74)
Riga, Latvia
Cause of deathComplications from a stroke
Alma materRiga Polytechnical Institute
OccupationPhysicist

Juris Ekmanis, (2 December 1941 – 9 April 2016) was a Latvian educator and physicist. He was the President of Latvian Academy of Sciences from 2004 through 2012.[1] He was appointed Junior Research Associate at the Riga Polytechnical Institute from 1961-1986, and Professor from 1986-1994.

He was Visiting Professor at Cornell University (Ithaca), Iowa State University (Ames), University of California, Berkeley, USA in 1974 and at Manchester University in 1993.

In 1976 he became a Visiting Scientist at McGill University (Montreal). In 1990 he became the Director of the Institute of the Physical Energetics at the Latvian Academy of Sciences.

Ekmanis died of complications from a stroke in Riga, Latvia on 9 April 2016, aged 74.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Juris Ekmanis". Latvian Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
  2. Ушел из жизни бывший президент Латвийской академии наук Юрис Экманис (in Russian)