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  • 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...
  • Prof. Jean Lilensten’s Visit At A. Alikhianian National Laboratory (May 23, 2016)
    On these days A. Alikhanian National Science Laboratory is hosting Prof. Jean Lilensten, research director at the Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (France) and one of the founders of the Space Weather discipline in Europe. On May 23, 2016 prof. Lilensten delivered a lecture titled “Recent advances in auroral physics: the...
  • National lab physicists will develop Armenian geophysical parameters monitoring network (Apr 9, 2016)
    Armenian government allocates a grant to A.Alikhanian National Laboratory (AANL) for creating a network for measuring most important geophysical parameters. The project is allocated to the Cosmic Ray Division (CRD) of AANL and is funded with support of the Michigan chapter of the Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America organization.  Growing...
  • The Proceedings of International Symposium Thunderstorms and Elementary Particle Acceleration... (Mar 9, 2016)
    The problem of how lightning is initiated inside thunderclouds is probably one of the biggest mysteries in the atmospheric sciences. Recently established high energy processes in the atmosphere, i.e. Terrestrial Gamma Flashes (TGF) – brief bursts of gamma rays observed by orbiting gamma ray observatories and Thunderstorm Ground Enhancements (TGEs) – sizable...