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Kārlis Dreimanis, PhD
Doctor of Philosophy in high-energy physics, Team Leader for the CMS Latvia Group at CERN. Obtained the doctoral degree from the University of Liverpool in 2017 for work on a soft QCD analysis at the LHCb experiment at CERN. Current physics activities include work in the Top quark and Higgs physics analysis groups at the CMS experiment, as well as work on the MTD sub-detector project for the CMS upgrade. Research interests mainly include precision physics at the LHC.


Position Phone E-mail
Deputy Director
Aija Rūse
Tasked with coordinating daily operational functions, streamlining management systems, monitoring budgets, management of the CERN National Contact Point. More than fifteen years of project management experience.
+371 26400288
Representative of Latvia at CERN
Dr. sc. ing. Toms Torims
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Professor at the Chair of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics at RTU, CERN Scientific Associate, representative of Latvia at CERN, Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Field of research focuses on manufacturing technologies, particle accelerator application in the industry and additive manufacturing.
+371 20200195

Yury Dokshitser
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.

+371 67089202
Dr. sc. ing. Viesturs Veckalns
Physicist in the CMS experiment of the CERN LHC. Studying colour flow between two light jets resulting from the decay of the top quark – antiquark pair.
+371 28998253
Guntis Pikurs
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, RTU and CERN doctoral student. Researcher at CERN CMS Technical Integration office. Research interests - design, manufacturing and processing technologies.
+371 29217053
Andris Ratkus
RTU PhD in Production Engineering. Researcher at CERN. Project scientific manager of Heavy Ion Therapy Research Integration plus (HITRIplus). Research is focused on additive manufacturing and processing technologies.
+371 26666739
Scietntific Assistant
Andris Potrebko 
PhD student in high-energy particle physics. Research interests - particle physics phenomenology and experimental high-energy physics. Currently involved in the top quark physics research at the CMS experiment, particularly, in the measurement of top/antitop quark mass difference.
+371 28220672

Scientific Guest Assistant
Antra Gaile
MSc student in physics in the University of Latvia. Scientific Guest Assistant at HEP&AT Center, involved at the CMS experiment, research focus: Higgs analysis.

+371 67089202
Scientific Assistant
Luca Piacentini
MSc in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Brescia. Currently involved in WP7 of HITRIplus project concerning the mechanical design and components integration.
+371 67089202
Scientific Assistant
Dagnija Kroģere
MSc student in production engineering in RTU. Scientific Assistant at HEP&AT Center, involved at the CMS experiment.
+371 67089202
Jānis Vilcāns
Mg. sc. ing. in Mechanical Engineering. Currently involved in HEP&AT Center projects. Field of research -manufacturing technologies.
+371 28356355
Kristaps Paļskis
MSc in medical physics. Field of research - accelerator technology applications in medicine, technologies for delivery of very high dose rate radiotherapy with protons and heavy ions (FLASH therapy).
+371 67089202

Study Program Coordinator
Silva Vītola
Coordination of development of the Doctoral Study program «Particle Physics and Accelerator Technology».

+371 22334332

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