Juris Ekmanis was born on December 2, 1941, Riga, Latvian SSR and died on April 9, 2016)
He was a Professor.
He was the President of Latvian Academy of Sciences (2004—2012)
Juris was appointed Junior Research Associate at the Riga Polytechnical Institute from 1961-1986, and Professor from 1986-1994.
Juris Ekmanis was Visiting Professor at Cornell University (Ithaca), Iowa State University (Ames), University of California, Berkeley, USA in 1974 and at Manchester University in 1993.
Ekmanis became a Visiting Scientist at McGill University (Montreal), in 1976.
During 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.
Juris Ekmanis passed away 74 yrs old.