The annual competition of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS) for the most significant scientific achievements in Latvia in 2021 has ended. Eleven works have been named by the LAS as winners of the competition, including 2 works by the scientists from our Institute and our Insitute’s researcher is among the recipients of the Letters of Recognition selected by the President of the LAS.

One of the most important achievements in theoretical science is the work of Mg.phys. Inga Pudža, Dr.rer.nat. Georgijs Bakradze, Dr.phys. Andris Anspoks, Dr.phys. Aleksandrs Kalinko, and Dr.phys. Alexei Kuzmin explaining the influence of the local atomic structure of molybdates and tungstates on their thermochromic and magnetic properties.

Whereas one of the most important achievements in applied science is the work of Dr.phys. Mārtiņš Rutkis, Dr.phys. Kaspars Pudžs, Dr.phys. Aivars Vembris, and Mg.phys. Jānis Busenbergs on the development of innovative, high-speed thermoelectric radiation sensor (TESS).

The LAS Letter of Recognition is awarded to the team of authors representing various institutions involved in the development of the project ‘Integration of reliable technologies for protection against Covid-19 in healthcare and high-risk areas’ within the National Research Program. Among the authors is the leading researcher of the ISSP UL, head of the Thin Films Laboratory Dr.habil.phys. Juris Purāns.

All most important achievements in Latvian science in 2021 (pdf).

Letters of Recognition of LAS in 2021 (pdf).