World class scientists in Latvia
Maintaining cooperation with CERN, that started in 2012, the leading CERN scientists performed well-received and highly appreciated guest lectures at Riga Technical University and this success has been continuing in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019 with series of guest lectures.
In total, in series of high-level guest lectures, 70 of prominent physicists, scientists and experts from CERN, have been regularly visiting many universities of Latvia.
Topics have included: high-energy physics, quantum physics, accelerator and beam technology, medical applications of the accelerators, etc.
These topics have been provided by Prof. Jonathan R. Ellis, Dr. Paul Collier, Dr. Tadeusz Kurtyka, Dr. Christoph Schaefer, Dr. Maurizio Vretenar, Dr. Manjit Dosanjh, Dr. Thierry Stora, Dr. Yury Dokshitser and others.
Some lecturers who have visited RTU over the years
|Dr. Tadeusz Kurtyka
On 12 October 2012, Riga Technical University had a noteworthy visitor, Dr. Tadeusz Kurtyka, who is the CERN International Relations expert for Eastern Europe countries. He came to sign an agreement between RTU and CERN and also gave a lecture.
|Dr. Paul Collier - the Head of Beams at CERN. During his lecture, in 2016, he reported on the topical issues related to renewed work of the Large Hadron Collider and the introduced improvements in luminosity upgrade, antimatter issues, expansion of the range of future energy and neutrino research.
|Dr. Christoph Schaefer, Senior Adviser for Relations with CERN Non-Member States, discussed Higgs boson and elementary particles, as well as provided an insight into the recent research on the Universe.|
Prof. Jonathan Richard Ellis and Dr. Christoph Schaefer
With kind support of CERN Prof. Ellis came to Riga in the frame of the European Physics Olympiad 2019 to address all participants of the Olympiad with his lecture «What are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? : Fundamental questions about the Universe asked by particle physicists at CERN».
Dr. Christoph Schaefer gave an inspirational speech during the award ceremony of European Physics Olympiad 2019 and awarded the silver medal winners.