Bachelor of Science, Latvian State University, Riga, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, Tartu State University, Estonia, 1960. Doctor of Science, P. Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow, 1970.
Head of laboratory Physics Institute Academy of Sciences, Riga, Latvia, 1961—1991. Professor physics Technology University Riga, 1974—1985. Visiting professor University Heidelberg, Germany, 1992—1994.
Senior scientist Graduate Student Instructor Darmstadt Material Sciences, since 1994.
Member of Latvian Academy of Sciences (Grand medal 2010).
Married Albina Lyushina Schwartz, February 17, 1973. 1 child Viktor.