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Institute of Particle Physics and Accelerator Technologies

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Director

Kārlis Dreimanis, Associate Professor 
High-energy particle physicist, Team Leader of the CMS Latvia group.
Obtained the doctoral degree from the University of Liverpool in 2017, working on a softQCD physics analysis at the LHCb experiment.
Main research interests include high-precision physics measurements and the CMS detector upgrade projects.

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Deputy director, Senior Researcher
Andris Ratkus, D. Eng
RTU PhD in Production Engineering. Researcher at CERN and Team Leader of the Latvian Accelerator Group at the European Nuclear Research Agency CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. Project scientific manager of Heavy Ion Therapy Research Integration plus (HITRIplus). Research is focused on additive manufacturing and processing technologies.

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Office administrator
Gundega Selga Horste
Support and administration of institute personnel

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Project manager
Silva Vītola
Coordination of development of the Masters Study program «Particle Physics and Accelerator Technologies for Research and Industry».

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Senior Researcher
Markus Seidel, PhD
High-energy particle physicist, currently convener of the CMS vector boson analysis group. Obtained PhD from Hamburg University in 2015 for the then most precise measurement of the top-quark mass. Current research interests include precision measurements of the top quark and W boson masses, MC modelling, and jet substructure
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Professor
Toms Torims, D. Eng
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, representative of Latvia at CERN, Science Advisor to the President of the Republic of Latvia. Field of research focuses on manufacturing technologies, particle accelerator application in the industry and additive manufacturing.

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Lecturer
Yury Dokshitser, PhD
Profesor in theoretical physics. Strategic Comitee Council member of State Research programme «State Research Programme in High Energy Physics and Accelerator Technologies». Fields of expertise: Theoretical elementary particle physics, quantum field theory, strong interactions at high energies, microscopic quark-gluon theory of hadrons and their interactions - quantum chromodynamics.

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Researcher
Guntis Pikurs
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, RTU and CERN doctoral student. Researcher at CERN CMS Technical Integration office. Fields of research: design, manufacturing and processing technologies.

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Scietntific Assistant
Andris Potrebko 
PhD student in high-energy particle physics. MSc in Physics at the Lund University, Sweden (2020). Fields of research: particle physics phenomenology and experimental high-energy physics. Currently involved in the top quark physics research at the CMS experiment, Large Hadron Collider, top/anti-top quark mass difference measurements.

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Researcher
Antra Gaile
PhD student in high-energy particle physics. MSc in Physics at the University of Latvia (2021). Fields of research: di-Higgs bosonic decay. Involved in the development of a detector control system for one of the CMS Phase-2 subdetectors: MTD (MIP Timing Detector).

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Scientific Assistant
Luca Piacentini
PhD student in high-energy particle physics. MSc in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Brescia, Italy (2021). Currently involved in WP7 of HITRIplus project concerning the mechanical design and components integration.

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Researcher
Kristaps Paļskis
PhD student in high-energy particle physics. MSc in Medical Physics at the Riga Technical University (2020). Fields of research: accelerator technology applications in medicine, technologies for delivery of very high dose rate radiotherapy with protons and heavy ions (FLASH therapy).

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Scientific Assistant
Dace Osīte
PhD student in high-energy particle physics. MSc in Physics at the University of Latvia (2022). Fields of research: experimental particle physics, top quark physics, specifically, studying the dead-cone effect in b-jets in top quark decays. 

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Scientific Assistant
Dimitrios Sidiropoulos Kontos 
PhD student in high-energy particle physics. MSc in Particle Physics at the Lund University, Sweden (2018). Fields of research: top quark physics, in particular in the study of the substructure of boosted top quark decays at CMS.

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Scientific Assistant
Conrado Munoz Diaz
PhD student in high-energy particle physics. MSc in Physics at the Menéndez Pelayo International University and University of Cantabria, Spain (2022). Fields of research: top quark physics, in particular in the measurement of the boosted top quark mass at CMS.

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Researcher
Lazar Nikitovic
PhD student in high-energy particle physics. MSc in Electrical Engineering at the University of Montenegro (2020). Fields of research: RF designs of accelerators, particularly in Linear accelerators (LINAC) for medical applications – heavy ion cancer therapy treatments.

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Scientific Assistant
Robert Pleše
PhD student in high-energy particle physics. MSc in Physics at the University of Rijeka, Croatia (2022). 

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Researcher
Ojārs Mārtiņš Eberliņš
PhD student in high-energy particle physics. MSc in Physics at the University of Latvia (2023). 

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Scientific Assistant
Vincenzo Alberto Sansipersico 
PhD student in high-energy particle physics. MSc in Biomedical Physics at the University of Turin, Italy (2023). 

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Scientific Assistant
Dairis Rihards Irbe 
Mechanical engineering undergraduate student. Involved in the CERN HITRIplus project.

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Scientific Assistant
Aurēlija Viņķe 
Medical engineering and physics undergraduate student. Involved in the CERN HITRIplus project.

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Systems architect
Igors Makarkins
Technical Project Manager for the CERN/CMS TIER2 Computing Centre in Latvia

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