About the Institute
To describe processes mathematically and to solve them. To create a virtual, numerical reality and to seek beauty and joy of creation. Getting familiar with the problems, objects, and phenomena of the industry. Learning topics foreign to the academic environment and to engage with industry professionals to help them understand what is relevant in their own fields. To find unexpected solutions, to surprise with unusual and paradoxical interpretations and similarities. To help find a different viewpoint and to see something new with an unbiased but enthusiastic eye.
These are the joys mathematicians and physicists have long felt when projecting reality into equations. Computers and physics-based education allow us to enjoy that at the Institute of Numerical Modelling – we are proud to take part in the explosive evolution of numerical modelling from its inception to the present.
The Institute was established in December 2019 by extending basis of the Laboratory of Mathematical Modelling of Environmental and Technological Processes of the University of Latvia. The Institute represents and combines several research groups of the Department of Electrodynamics and Continuum Mechanics of the University of Latvia. The Institute is part of the University of Latvia, Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Optometry.
The aim of the Institute is to promote physics-oriented applied research of environmental processes for the needs of Latvian and European industry, as well as to train highly qualified specialists in the mentioned fields.
The Institute is funded by research projects and programs of the European Union and Latvian Council of Science, international cooperation projects and other industrial clients, as well as state government funds.