Juris Ekmanis, (born: 2 December 1941, Riga, Latvian SSR) — Professor, President of Latvian Academy of Sciences (2004—2012).
He was appointed Junior Research Associate at the Riga Polytechnical Institute from 1961-1986, and Professor from 1986-1994. He was Visiting Professor at Corneal 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, and since 2004 he has been the President of said academy.
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