Master of Science, Latvian State University, Riga, 1964. Doctor in Physics, Latvian State University, Riga, 1992. Doctor of Science, Tartu (Estonia) University, 1973.
Doctor in Physics and Mathematics Science, Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tartu, 1984. Doctor (honorary), Daugavpils University, Latvia, 1996.
He was appointed Junior Research Associate at the Riga Polytechnical Institute from 1961-1986, and Professor from 1986-1994. He was Visiting Professor at Cornell University (Ithaca), Iowa State University (Ames), University of California, Berkeley, United States of America in 1974 and at Manchester University in 1993. In 1976 he became a Visiting Scientist at McGill University (Montreal).
In 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.
Member American Physical Society, European Nuclear Society, International Association Energy Economics, Latvian Science Council, Latvian Physical Society, Latvian Academy of Sciences (vice president since 1994).
Married Astrida Osina, August 17, 1963. 1 child, Valdis.