President will receive Solomon Hiller Medal for supporting the development of science

  • 2020-06-26
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Next week, President Egils Levits will visit the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (LOSI) and receive the Solomon Hiller Medal for support for the development of science, LETA was informed by the Presidential Chancery.

The Hiller Medal is an award given by the Council of LOSI Scientists since 1990 for achievements in science or contribution to the development of science. The council has decided to award the medal to the president, as Levits "has made support for the development of science one of his priorities, and he is actively involved in discussions on university governance reform".

After the presentation of the medal, the president will plant a special Science Tree in the LOSI Square, as well as visit the LOSI Large-Scale Synthesis Laboratory, the Pharmaceutical Pharmacology Laboratory, the Organic Synthesis Prospective Technology Laboratory and the Physical Organic Chemistry Laboratory.

At the end of the visit to the Institute of Organic Synthesis, a conversation between the president with the LOSI administration and members of the Council of Science is also planned.