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  • 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...
  • Series of Lectures Are Continued At the Master Courses of A. Alikhanian National Laboratory (Feb 2, 2016)
    Physics is more than a collection of facts and equations - it is an evolving conception of the universe through which we seek to understand ourselves The primary goals of the Master's program started at YErPhI in 2014 are to impart expertise in current research topics on the basis of a deep knowledge of the fundamentals of the experimental physics. Research...
  • Учёные назвали место, куда молнии бьют 297 дней в году (Dec 28, 2015)
    Учёные провели исследование и выяснили, в какие места на планете чаще всего бьют молнии. Результаты исследования специалисты огласили на ежегодной встрече Американского геофизического союза. Климатологи из Университета Сан-Паулу в Бразилии использовали в своих исследованиях спутниковые данные с 1998 по 2013 год. Данные были собраны аппаратом Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS),...
  • Lightnings and Particle fluxes from the Thunderclouds Thunderstorms and Elementary Particle... (Oct 9, 2015)
    Yerevan, Armenia, 5-9 October 2015 The problem of how lightning is initiated inside thunderclouds is probably one of the biggest mysteries in the atmospheric sciences. The relationship between thundercloud electrification, lightning activity, wide-band radio emission and particle fluxes has not been yet unambiguously established. One of the most intriguing...
  • Advanced Summer School in Physics at Yerevan Physics Institute (Aug 17, 2015)
    Twenty-four students from Yerevan State University and the Armenian State Pedagogical University participated in the Advanced Summer School in Physics that was held from Aug. 17-20 at the Yerevan Physics Institute (YerPhI), named in honor of its founder Artem Alikhanyan. YerPhI...