The Institute of Physics of the University of Latvia (UL) is one of the world’s leading centres in the field of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), with unique experimental equipment for liquid metals. The institute conducts both fundamental and applied studies involving complex interactions between electromagnetic fields and liquid metals. These processes are important in sectors such as nuclear power, metallurgy, semiconductor crystal cultivation, as well as in medicine and nanotechnology. One of the most important achievements of the IPUL is the world's first MHD dynamo experiment.

The main goals and objectives of the IPUL:

  • to conduct fundamental and applied research in hydromechanics and magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), heat and mass transfer, physics of magnetic phenomena, engineering physics;
  • to apply research results to the development of Latvian national economy, as well as to implementation of international projects and contracts.

Head of Unit

Leonīds Buligins