Juris Ekmanis

Latvian scientist

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.

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

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]


  1. "Juris Ekmanis". Latvian Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on 2013-07-01. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
  2. Ушел из жизни бывший президент Латвийской академии наук Юрис Экманис (in Russian)