Press Releases

  • Continuation of TEPA conference series in the Czech Republic (Nov 4, 2022)
    The new emerging field of high-energy physics in the atmosphere (HEPA) has been enriched recently by important observations of particle fluxes on Earth’s surface, in the troposphere, and in space. HEPA presently includes three main types of measurements: Terrestrial Gamma Ray Flashes (TGFs) – brief bursts of gamma radiation (sometimes also electrons and positrons)...
  • О шаровых молниях - как возможном источнике фотонов (Dec 10, 2021)
    3 декабря в ЛФВЭ в онлайн-формате состоялся общелабораторный семинар, на котором с докладом "Шаровая молния как возможный источник фотонов высоких энергий" выступил  М.Л.Шматов (Физико-технический институт имени А.Ф.Иоффе РАН, Санкт-Петербург). Вообще предположения об испускании шаровой молнией ионизирующего излучения, в основном...
  • Citations of 2 first Aragats Space Environmental Center (ASEC) papers on Thunderstorm Ground... (Jul 6, 2021)
    “Citations are an acknowledgement of intellectual debt.”                                                            - Henry Small A scientifically written article comprises a...
  • Old friends are forever (Jun 23, 2021)
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  • Maximum strength of the atmospheric electric field (Mar 1, 2021)
    PHYSICAL REVIEW D 103, 043021 (2021)  Understanding the maximum potential difference (i.e. voltage) inside thunderstorms is one of the fundamental problems of atmospheric physics directly connected with the enigma of the lightning initiation. In 1925 C.T.R. Wilson estimated the maximum potential difference in the atmosphere to be a few gigavolts:...
  • 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 (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...
  • 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...
  • Aragats Space-Environmental Center (ASEC) Collaboration (Apr 23, 2019)
    Secondary Cosmic Rays and Natural Gamma Radiation registered on Aragats At the end of January, 2019, a formal collaboration was established by physicists and engineers employed by the Yerevan Physics Institute working in Cosmic Ray Division, and by organizations and individuals participating in ASEC activities and/or promoting Cosmic Ray research in...