Understanding High-Energy Physics in Earth’s Atmosphere (Feb 20, 2020)
Thunderstorms present a variety of hazards, including emissions of ionizing radiation. An international group of scientists met at an Armenian observatory to share their findings. Read more...
Armenia's Cosmic-Ray Catchers (Feb 20, 2020)
High in the Caucasus Mountains, a former Soviet weapons-research facility now studies mysterious particles streaking in from space. Read more...
Alone on a Mountaintop, Awaiting a Very Hard Rain (Feb 20, 2020)
But the universe is still the biggest and cheapest particle accelerator of them all. And so the buildings and the instruments at Aragats remain, like ghost ships in the cosmic rain, maintained for long stretches of time by a skeleton crew of two technicians and a cook. They still wait for news that could change the universe: a quantum bullet more powerful...
Alone on a Mountaintop, Awaiting a Very Hard Rain (Jan 23, 2020)
Al one on a Mountaintop, Awaiting a Very Hard Rain
Armenia's Cosmic-Ray Catchers (Jan 23, 2020)
Understanding High-Energy Physics in Earth’s Atmosphere (Jan 23, 2020)
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ARMENIAN PHYSICISTS PARTICIPATE IN BREAKING THE LIMITS: DISCOVERY OF THE HIGHEST-ENERGY PHOTONS... (Nov 25, 2019)
ARMENIAN PHYSICISTS PARTICIPATE IN BREAKING THE LIMITS: DISCOVERY OF THE HIGHEST-ENERGY PHOTONS FROM A GAMMA-RAY BURST Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are the most violent explosions in the Universe, suddenly appearing in the sky, about once per day. They are thought to result from the collapse of massive stars or the merging of neutron stars in distant galaxies. The first GRB...
Space Environment Viewing and Analysis Network (SEVAN) extended to Germany (Nov 18, 2019)
The SEVAN network has been started as a United Nations Basic Space Science Initiative (UNBSSI) project in the International Heliophysics Year 2007 (IHY-2007). A most successful IHY-2007 program was the deployment of arrays of small, inexpensive instruments around the world to get global measurements of ionospheric and heliospheric phenomena. The SEVAN network aims to...
Unseen Armenia Physics Summer School at CRD (Jun 6, 2019)
Unseen Armenia—Physics Summer School at CRD (May 23, 2019)
Dr. Tigran Karapetyan instructing summer school students on how to operate a cosmic ray monitor, in the laboratory at Nor Ambert research station, Mt. Aragats. Photo by Hovsep Daghdigian BY HOVSEP DAGHDIGIAN With the end...