Aleksejs Zolotarjovs is a leading researcher at the University of Latvia's Institute of Solid State Physics. His daily life involves research and development of different fluorescent coatings, and other research projects. Meanwhile, the molecular biology scientist Anna Kļučņika spends her day researching cells and cell therapy in treating serious illnesses.
Aleksejs and Anna are among the 12 Latvian scientists included in the “Science for Latvia” calendar created by the Ministry of Education and Science. In honor of this, an exhibition has been organized in the market pavilion of Āgenskalns.
“With this annual calendar, with this well-established tradition, we want to strengthen public awareness of the role of science in the development of our society, in our future,” said Lana Frančeska Dreimane, head of the IZM Research Program department..
“In the exhibition, every visitor scanning the QR codes in the corner will be able to watch a three-minute video story about each of the 12 researchers, and thus get them closer and the science industry they represent,” said Dreimane.
The scientists themselves acknowledge that the photography calendar under the leadership of photographer Iveta Gabaliņa and their participation in such an exhibition has been an unprecedented experience and an unusual role.
The exhibition is available at the market until January 26. It will then travel to Latvian universities and scientific institutions, as well as various cultural and public institutions.