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  • TEPA-2018 Proceedings published! (Apr 4, 2019)
       The Thunderstorms and Elementary Particle Acceleration (TEPA-2018) conference was devoted to the 10 Years of Thunderstorm Ground Enhancement (TGE) observations on Mt. Aragats. In the TEPA-2018 Proceedings, 17 reports are collected. Some reports have already been published, while others have been submitted for publication. All are compiled under one cover...
  • YerPhI Master and Ph.D. students co-authored paper “Catalog of 2017 Thunderstorm Ground... (Apr 19, 2019)
      YerPhI Master and Ph.D. students co-authored paper “Catalog of 2017 Thunderstorm Ground Enhancement (TGE) events observed on Aragats”; from left to right: B.Sargsyan, H.Mkrtchyan, A.Arestakesyan, G.Karapetyan The paper “Catalog of 2017 Thunderstorm Ground Enhancement (TGE) events observed on Aragats”...
  • Physicists of Cosmic Ray Division publish tenth paper in Physical Review journal of American... (Apr 15, 2019)
    The Constitution of the APS states that the objective of the Society shall be the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics. Research results should be recorded and maintained in a form that allows analysis and review, while experimental data should be immediately available to  scientific collaborators. Following these principles,...
  • Cosmic Ray Division (CRD): recent achievements (Feb 8, 2019)
    One of the most important accomplishments of the CRD in 2018 was the launching the of the Armenian Geophysical Network (AGN); measuring and analyzing tens of important environmental parameters for global change research and natural disaster forecasting. AGN’s facilities operate on the slopes of Armenia’s Mt. Aragats on heights of 2000 and 3200 m; in Yerevan; on the...
  • Participation of Armenian Physicists in AGU Centennial Meeting (Dec 14, 2018)
    .The Cosmic Ray Division (CRD of Yerevan Physics Institute) physicists actively participate in numerous American Geophysical Union (AGU) activities including this year’s centennial conference. AGU was established in 1919 by the National Research Council and is one of the largest world scientific organizations. The key to ensuring a sustainable future and a healthy...
  • Lunar Eclipse on July 27 2018 (Jul 27, 2018)
    . On 27 July 2018 a millennium largest lunar eclipse took place, when the Moon passes directly behind Earth into its shadow.This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and the Moon are aligned very closely with our planet in between. Nobody can explain why angular sizes of moon and sun as it is seen from the Earth are so close in our epoch to each other. During a total lunar eclipse,...
  • Scientists from A. Alikhanyan National lab installed the Armenian Geophysical Network Node At... (Oct 24, 2017)
    On October 18-22 Shoushi Technological University hosted the delegation from Yerevan Physics Institute headed by director Ashot Chilingarian. The Shoushi Technological University was established in 2015 by the decision of the NKR Government. As a higher education institution, the main activities of the university are focused on the organization of engineering,...
  • Meetings: An Astronaut’s View of Thunderstorms (Jan 10, 2017)
    Videos of thunderstorms recorded from space reveal unexpectedly active lightning in the sky above storm clouds. ESA/NASA/IRISS/DTU Photograph of a thunderstorm taken by astronaut Andreas Mogensen from the International Space Station (ISS). The storm occurred over East India on September 8th, 2015. The edge of the Soyuz launcher attached to the ISS is...
  • Harutun Vapurciyan (Oct 24, 2016)
    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Harutun Vapurciyan passed away on Thursday, September 29, at the age of 87. Metro Detroit Armenians lost a friend, colleague and generous benefactor who donated to humanitarian projects locally and in Armenia. The funeral service took place on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at St. John Armenian Church in Southfield, officiated by the Very Rev. Aren...
  • Восходящие молнии (Aug 22, 2016)
    20 лет назад, в ночь с 5 по 6 июля 1989 года, в истории изучения планеты Земля произошло важное событие. Джон Рандольф Уинклер, отставной профессор, 73-летний ветеран NASA, направил на грозовые облака высокочувствительную видеокамеру, а потом, просматривая запись кадр за кадром, обнаружил две яркие вспышки, которые в отличие от молний шли не вниз, к земле, а вверх, к ионосфере. Так...