non-profit state research institution,
structure unit of University of Latvia.
Registered on 22.01.1993 at
Enterprise Register of the Republic of Latvia,
Institute of Physics, University of Latvia
ADDRESS AND CONTACT LINE:
32 Miera iela, Salaspils-1,
Director: Janis Ernests
Freibergs, Dr. phys.
Chairman of Council: Professor
Andrejs Cebers, Dr. hab. phys.
of Council Janis Freibergs,
Director assistant: Maija
Broka firstname.lastname@example.orgDoka Janis
Chief engineer: Janis
Chief accountant Aida
Total personnel 90, including research officers with
habilitated doctor degree - 7, with doctor degree - 28.
in 1946 as Institute of Physics and Mathematics of Academy of Sciences. Since
1950 - Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences Since 1997 - Institute of
Physics, University of Latvia. Until 1990 the Institute has been a
multi-disciplinary research institution. Reorganization takes place in
1991-1993: laboratories of solid state physics, nuclear physics, theoretical
physics and mathematics are incorporated within other research institutions.
Since 1994 the Institute is a research centre specializing in problems of
magnetohydrodynamics and heat and mass transfer.
PRINCIPAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
* Fundamental and applied research in hydromechanics and magnetohydrodynamics
(MHD), physics of magnetic phenomena, engineering physics.
* Wide application of research results in Latvian national economy as well as
for international projects and contracts. Main factors ensuring high
implementation standard of projects: - research facilities (unique
magnetohydrodynamic and other equipment) are preserved and upgraded; - the
Institute has a large-scale multi-branch practice to implement national and
international applied projects.
* Participation in University curricula to realize the principle of its unity
with research works; providing training for top research scientists and Ph.D.
students (post-graduate studies).
Institute publishes an international journal. The journal was published in
two versions: - " Magnitnaya Gidrodinamika " - published in Russian
or English with abstracts in respective other language. -
"Magnetohydrodynamics" - English version of "Magnitnaya Gidrodinamika"
. Since 2002 journal is published in one version - in English. Editor in
chief - Prof. Andrejs Cebers, Dr.habil.phys. Editor - Vladimirs Zuks.
STRUCTURE OF THE INSTITUTE:
Laboratory of Physical Hydromechanics, head Ernests Platacis, Dr. phys.
2. Laboratory of Heat and
Mass Transfer, head Elmars Blums, Dr. habil. phys.
3. Laboratory of MHD
Technology, head Leonids Gorbunovs, Dr. phys.
4. Laboratory of MHD
Machine Theory, head. Andrejs Sisko, Dr. phys.
5. Laboratory of Electric
Vortex Motion, head. Eduards Scerbinins, Dr. habil. phys.
6. Theoretical Group, head
Agris Gailitis, Dr. phys.
Technology Center, head. -Leonids Buligins, Dr.Phys.
Administration, finance and accounting service.
"Magnetohydrodynamics" group (or editorial staff).