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  • UrMistake
    Re: Science in Armenia

    Originally posted by Haykakan View Post
    Imagine if these guys actually had some money to work with the things they could do.
    This is in our minds and hearts all the time,many experts,officials,poets all of them agreed that if something remained in Armenian is the possibility to be born great people.

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  • Haykakan
    Re: Science in Armenia

    Imagine if these guys actually had some money to work with the things they could do.

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  • Federate
    Re: Science in Armenia

    Armenian scientists prove competitive

    RA Physics Institute invented device to measure and examine cosmic particles. The instrument (named “Sevan”) is presently located in Zagreb observatory (Croatia). “This apparatus is a discovery and bares ultimate importance for fundamental science,” RA Economy Minister Nerses Yeritsyan told in Zagreb.

    “This is another proof that Armenian scientists are competitive and master up-to-date theory and laboratory facilities. They can make a contribution into development of physics worldwide,” underlined Yeritsyan.

    According to him, “Sevan” was set in Croatia due to geographic location of the country which provides sufficient conditions to examine the cosmic particles. Croatian side has first proposed to place the device on their territory. The second was set in Bulgaria. Negotiations on providing other countries with the instrument are also in progress. “ It should be placed in all continents,” Yeritsyan assured.

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  • Federate
    Re: Science in Armenia

    Armenia’s membership in International Astronomy Union might be suspended

    10.07.2009 22:09 GMT+04:00

    /PanARMENIAN.Net/ Being unable to pay its International Astronomy Union (IAU) membership fee, Armenia runs the risk of having its membership suspended, Byurakan Observatory Director Hayk Harutyunyan told a news conference. “By losing International Astronomy Union membership, Armenia will be deprived of many benefits –international connections, scientific and financial assistance,'' he emphasized.

    According to Observatory Director, currently, because of unsatisfactory funding, Armenian astronomy is facing a real threat of losing its scientific potential and traditions formed during Soviet period.

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  • KanadaHye
    Re: Science in Armenia

    Originally posted by Federate View Post
    Stem Cell Harvesting Center opens in Yerevan

    /PanARMENIAN.Net/ VivaCell-MTS and the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry Charitable Trust (ABMDR) announce the opening of the Stem Cell Harvesting Center which will target its activities at saving of the endangered lives of those Armenians and non-Armenians alike who suffer from leukemia and other ominous blood-related disease, reported the press office of VivaCell-MTS.
    A bit more about VivaCell-MTS...

    Intracom Wins Armenian Network Contract

    xIntracom Telecom, a part of Sitronics has signed a US$24 million contract with VivaCell-MTS (K-Telecom), Armenia's leading mobile operator for the expansion of its GSM network. Under the terms of the contract, Intracom Telecom will provide Infrastructure works, Installation and Integration services, in cooperation with Alcatel-Lucent who will be the main equipment vendor.

    This project aims at enabling VivaCell-MTS (K-Telecom) to expand the access capacity of its GSM/GPRS network and achieve its business goals by offering the most advanced high-quality services to the Armenian end-users. The project is estimated to be completed by the end of the 1st Quarter of 2009.

    Mr. Alexandros Manos, Managing Director of Intracom Telecom, commented: "This new project is another reward for our over-a-decade commitment to deliver state of the art solutions and professional services in Armenia. We are pleased to further enhance our long established cooperation with VivaCell-MTS (K-Telecom) and are confident that we will successfully meet the network development requirements of the Operator that today serves 74% of the country's mobile subscribers."

    "Our previous successful cooperation with Intracom Armenia played a key role during our partner selection process for this project," stated Mr. Ralph Yirikian, VivaCell-MTS General Manager and continued, "It is important for us to cooperate with a local based company which provides integrated and cost-effective solutions. VivaCell-MTS strives at all times to join hands with the world's top notch suppliers to be able to provide the best services to the Armenian Society."

    A bit more about Sitronics....

    * 2008 net loss $53.9 million
    * Says company is net profitable excluding forex loss
    * Cuts 2009 capex further to $60 million, 1/3 of 2008 level

    MOSCOW, April 24 (Reuters) - Russian IT company Sitronics, a subsidiary of the Moscow-based Sistema conglomerate, narrowed its loss in the fourth quarter of 2008 but a weak rouble hindered its return to profit.
    The quarterly loss declined to $7.8 million from $46.1 million a year earlier. For the full year the loss narrowed to $53.9 million from $234 million.

    "The group was cash generative for the year and, when excluding the non-cash impact of the reported forex losses, the group was also net profitable for the year," president Sergei Aslanyan said in a statement.

    The foreign exchange loss was $40.8 million for the fourth quarter when the rouble lost 16 percent versus the dollar as the global credit crisis hit Russia.

    Revenues edged up only slightly to $612 million from $605 for the 2007 period because of the disposal of a low-margin business. Core profits ballooned to $62.5 million from $6.4 million. (Writing by Melissa Akin; Editing by Dan Lalor)
    Last edited by KanadaHye; 04-29-2009, 07:24 AM.

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  • Federate
    Re: Science in Armenia

    Stem Cell Harvesting Center opens in Yerevan

    /PanARMENIAN.Net/ VivaCell-MTS and the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry Charitable Trust (ABMDR) announce the opening of the Stem Cell Harvesting Center which will target its activities at saving of the endangered lives of those Armenians and non-Armenians alike who suffer from leukemia and other ominous blood-related disease, reported the press office of VivaCell-MTS.

    Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry is a non-profit charitable organization which has for the last ten years pursued its noble goals in and outside the Republic of Armenia. ABMDR’s mission is to help the Armenians scattered around the world overcome fatal blood diseases through bone marrow/stem cell transplantation. Hence the ABMDR aims at identifying matching bone marrow/stem cell donors for the patients suffering from leukemia, ensuring high transplant efficiency, recruiting donors throughout Armenia and the Armenian Diaspora, and at creating an all-Armenian database.

    Up to the present date, more than 14.000 donors have volunteered of register with the ABMDR, 821 matches have been identified, and 9 bone marrow/stem cell transplantations have been performed. The setting up of a state-of-the-art Stem Cell Harvesting Center has been a priority among ABMDR’s recent activities.

    “VivaCell-MTS, being a long time corporate partner and supporter of ABMDR, once again came up with a considerable social investment which will serve the noble mission of saving endangered lives”, said General Manager of VivaCell-MTS Ralph Yirikian.

    “The realization of this project, marking a significant step forward in Armenia’s health care, was made possible thanks to the invaluable and much appreciated support by the organization's long time friend and ally – VivaCell-MTS – a key player in the country’s telecommunications area and a leading mobile networks operator. VivaCell-MTS contributed 106 million drams which will be fully targeted at saving of lives at stake”, said Dr. Sevak Avagyan, Executive Director of ABMDR.

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  • Lernakan
    Re: Science in Armenia

    08.12.2008 14:39

    Renowned scholar, member of a number of academies of the world and
    international companies, Academician of the National academy of
    Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, Doctor of Technical Sciences,
    Professor Paris Heruni died on December 5 aged 74. President Serzh
    Sargsyan extended condolences to his family. The President's message

    "With great pain I learnt about the death of Paris Heruni.

    Paris Heruni was one of those devotees, due to whose talent and
    activity the Armenian school of exact sciences regained its leading
    position. The results of his research and studies grew into separate
    branches of science.

    His objective was to achieve new heights of knowledge. His credo was
    serving the science, the Motherland and our people.

    At this difficult moment of loss I extend condolences to Paris Heruni's
    relatives, friends and colleagues."

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  • Lernakan
    Re: Science in Armenia


    Noyan Tapan
    Dec 11, 2008

    YEREVAN, DECEMBER 11, NOYAN TAPAN. The prominent scientist, member of a number of academies and international societies, Academician of the RA
    National Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor
    Paris Heruni died at the age of 74 on December 5. He founded several
    new scientific directions, which have been recognized in the world
    and are now used in developed countries. Paris Heruni also conducted
    serious studies in other fields: he discovered the Karahunj ancient
    observatory and wrote "The Armenians and Ancient Armenia" monography
    which was published in Armenian, English and Russian.

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  • vasbourakan1
    Re: Science in Armenia

    it's a pity that science is not very well rewarded in Armenia, as we can see from time to time on the tv, where scientists complain about their remuneration. if the government can not afford any increases then why not to include in the funds raised under the telethon program a percentage to finance scientists, after all these people are doing good job

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  • Lernakan
    Re: Science in Armenia

    CRD Hosts Astroparticle Symposium in Armenia

    Symposium on Mt. Aragats - From September 29 to October 3 the Cosmic
    Ray Division (CRD) of the Alikhanyan Physics Institute hosted The
    International Astroparticle Physics Symposium: `Forecasting of the
    Radiation and Geomagnetic Storms by networks of particle detectors
    (FORGES-2008)' symposium at CRD's International Conference Center, Nor
    Ambert, on Armenia's Mt. Aragats.

    The focus of the symposium was on establishing future networks of
    particle detectors distributed at different latitudes, longitudes, and
    altitudes in order to issue warnings of approaching radiation and
    geomagnetic storms. Such storms are caused by energetic eruptions on
    the sun's surface which expel massive amounts of electrically charged
    particles towards the earth, often interfering with electronic systems
    on earth and damaging satellites in space. Thus the ability to
    accurately forecast the occurrence and severity of such events is
    extremely important.

    With 40 conference participants from Italy, Germany, Great Britain,
    Croatia, Greece, Ukraine, Russia, Costa Rica and Armenia - CRD's
    scientists and engineers presented over 20 scientific papers
    describing their research. Many of the Armenian presenters were young
    Armenian scientists, engineers, and students who were trained by CRD's
    head Prof. Ashot Chilingarian and his staff of senior scientists and
    engineers. Among the Armenian presenters from the CRD were Prof Ashot
    Chilingarian discussing "Surface Particle Detectors in Space Weather
    Forecasting", and "Discrete Optimization Problems in Space Weather
    Forecasting"; Gagik Hovsepyan presenting "Detection of Elementary
    Particles by Plastic Scinillators"; Aram Yeghikyan who presented `DVIN
    - Data Visualization Interactive Network for Data Interchange'; and
    Karen Arakelian whose topic was `Assembling and Tuning of SEVAN
    Measuring Units'. SEVAN (Space Environment Viewing and Analysis
    Network) is a network of detectors designed by CRD scientists in
    Armenia and being deployed in a number of countries.

    Armenian presenters from outside Armenia included Dr. Suren
    Chilingaryan from the Karlsruhe Research Center in Germany and
    Dr. Vahe Perumian from University of California. Other presenters
    included Dr. Nat Gopalswamy from N.A.S.A., the United States space

    SEVAN Network - During the conference CRD's talented young scientists
    and engineers conducted a training session on the installation and
    operation of CRD's SEVAN network of Astroparticle detectors. The
    United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs and the International
    Heliophysical Year (IHY) has launched a small instrument program as
    one of the United Nations Basic Space Science (UNBSS)
    activities. SEVAN, a network of particle detectors located at the
    middle to low latitudes, aims to improve the fundamental research on
    particle acceleration in the vicinity of sun and space environment
    conditions. The first SEVAN modules are undergoing operational tests
    at Aragats Space Environmental Center in Armenia. The network will
    grow with detectors deployed in Croatia and Bulgaria. In 2009 SEVAN
    detectors are planned to be installed in Slovakia and Costa
    Rica. Research groups from Croatia and Costa-Rica were introduced to
    the SEVAN detector operation and data analysis at this conference.
    The SEVAN network is funded by international scientific institutions.

    Foreign attendees stayed at newly renovated guest facilities at CRD's
    Nor Ambert research center on Mt. Aragats. These essential renovations
    were funded in part by the support of the Diaspora. Besides the
    weighty scientific discussions, attendees took time off to visit the
    Ambert Fortress on Mt. Aragats, Echmiadzin, art and history museums in
    Yerevan, and the natural beauty of Mt. Aragats. Attendees continue to
    send letters of appreciation to the CRD for the well run conference
    and the hospitality exhibited by their Armenian hosts.

    Space Research Conference in Montreal - Beside the conference hosted
    on Armenia's Mt. Aragats, the CRD exhibited a strong presence at the
    37th Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) conference in Montreal,
    Canada from July 13-23, 2008. COSPAR's objectives are to promote
    international scientific research in space and to provide an open
    forum for the discussion of problems that may affect scientific space
    research. The COSPAR Scientific Assembly provides the world's largest
    interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of recent results in space
    research. CRD's head, Professor Ashot Chilingarian, participated in
    COSPAR conference as Armenia's official representative to this
    organization and a member of COSPAR's Council. Professor Chilingarian
    presented 3 reports based on ongoing research at the Cosmic Ray

    International Heliophysical Year 2008 Workshop in Bulgaria - Cosmic
    Ray Division scientists, engineers, and students participated in the
    `2007 Heliophysical Year and Basic Space Science'conference, sponsored
    by the U.N., N.A.S.A., and the European and Japanese space
    agencies. The conference was hosted by the Solar-Terrestrial
    Influences Laboratory of the Bulgarian Academy of Science in Sozopol,
    Bulgaria on June 2-6 2008. The Outer Space Office of the United
    Nations, in cooperation with other agencies, has organized
    international workshops on basic space science every year since 1990
    -particularly for the benefit of scientists and engineers from
    developing nations. The Armenian delegation to the conference included
    5 CRD staff members, together with 2 students from Yerevan State
    University who worked on projects at the CRD under the direction of
    CRD scientists. The students' attendance was supported by the U.N.
    and N.A.S.A. The Armenian delegation delivered 4 oral and 8 poster
    presentations, based on data from CRD's Aragats Space Environmental
    Center and on initial results from CRD's SEVAN cosmic ray particle
    detector network.

    During the conference a project meeting was held with research
    partners from Germany, Switzerland, and Israel. It was decided to
    install new electronics for the Aragats Multichannel Muon Monitor at
    CRD's Aragats research station and to send CRD physicist and recent
    PhD recipient Artur Reymers to visit Bern University for 2 weeks in
    August 2008. During meetings with Bulgarian and Croatian groups, SEVAN
    detector construction was explained. Visits of Armenian experts to
    Bulgaria and Croatia for final detector assembly were planned for late
    2008. The current status of the newly established Neutron Monitor Data
    Base project was discussed and clarified with Swiss representative
    Rolf Bitgofer from Bern University. Attention was given to the CRD's
    DVIN-5 computer program, which allows scientists to visualize cosmic
    ray data, and to neutron monitor electronics developed by the Armenian
    group, now undergoing testing at the CRD.

    More news on the Cosmic Ray Division's impressive accomplishments is
    available on the Support Committee for Armenia's Cosmic Ray Division's
    web site at <> . This
    site has a link to CRD's web site in Armenia where more technical
    information is presented, as well as photographs of CRD's facilities
    on Mt. Aragats and conference photos.

    CRD's impressive accomplishments could not have been made without the
    generous support of the Diaspora. CRD's staff wishes to express it's
    gratitude for the trust and continued support of the Diaspora.

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