On December 13-14, 2018, Tony Donné, EUROfusion programme manager, will arrive in Latvia to visit the state officials and project executives. During his visit, T. Donné will meet with the President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS) Ojārs Spārītis, the rector of the University of Latvia Indriķis Muižnieks, visit the Academic Centre of University of Latvia, the Ministry of Education and Science and the Institute of Solid State Physics of the University of Latvia (ISSP UL).
The Research Executive Agency of the European Commission organised review of our institute’s largest project CAMART² on October 25 – 26, 2018. The objectives of the review were to assess the progress of the work plan, all deliverables completed, the objectives still relevant, resources planned and spent appropriately and other qualitative and quantitative indicators that are crucial to successful project implementation.
A project Advanced Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of Defect Evolution and Structural Disordering in Optical and Dielectric Materials for Fusion Applications (AETA) submitted by leading researcher of our institute Dr. Anatoli Popov has been funded by the EUROfusion Enabling Research Program.
We are very proud to announce that European Commission (EC) Community research and development information service (CORDIS) journalists have published news about CAMART² project under title “Fostering excellence in material physics innovation in the Baltics”.
The 12th International Scientific Conference 'Functional Materials and Nanotechnologies – FM&NT-2018' will be held on October 2-5, in Radisson Blu Latvia Conference & Spa Hotel. The event is organized by the Institute of Solid State Physics of University of Latvia (ISSP UL). The aim of the scientific conference FM&NT-2018 is to promote international co-operation in the fields of science, education and innovative business, stimulating research of various materials and technologies, which in future could become high-added value products and devices.
On August 23 at 13:00 at the conference room on the 2nd floor of the UL ISSP, Ķengaraga iela 8, Ruslana Balabai (Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University, Ukraine) will give a talk entitled “PHOTONIC AND ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF LATERAL HETEROSTRUCTURES BASED ON FUNCTIONALIZED GRAPHENE”.
On June 20, 2018, Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of the Research and Innovation Department of the European Commission, visited the Academic Centre of Natural Sciences of University of Latvia (UL), where the scientific achievements of the Institute and Horizon 2020 project CAMART² were presented by director of ISSP UL Martins Rutkis.
Brookhaven Lab/Stony Brook University physicist Anatoly Frenkel with postdoc Janis Timoshenko in collaboration with scientists of the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia – A. Anspoks, A. Cintins, A. Kuzmin, and J. Purans, use approach analogous to facial-recognition technology to track atomic-scale rearrangements relevant to phase changes, catalytic reactions, and more.
The bracelet in which an optical sensor is embedded for measuring the vitamin D in the human organism. In the competition of eight ideas, the jury found this idea to be the most mature to be implemented as a business project. Deep Science Hackathon 2018 was organised by the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia (ISSP UL) and was the first activity within Materize, which is the new platform of the Institute for the export of scientific services and cooperation with industry in the field of high technologies.