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Present : Lecture/Seminar

“The Cosmic Ray Division (CRD) of Armenia”
Center of Excellent Science, Among the top 5 in the World.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004 @ 7:30PM
Merdinian Auditorium

13330 Riverside Dr. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Directions: On the 101 FY Exit on Woodman, Go North and Turn Right on Riverside Dr.

Abstract: The Cosmic Ray Division (CRD) of the Alikhanian Physics Institute in Armenia is one of the world’s premier centers, conducting research in high energy astrophysics and space weather forecasting. At research stations high on Mt. Aragats and offices in Yerevan, a staff of 100 scientists, technicians, support personnel and students conduct leading research on forecasting energetic events on the sun which can damage manmade satellites in space, disrupt communications and power stations on earth, and endanger space and air craft personnel. The CRD and its scientists have earned enormous respect among their colleagues in the international scientific community, putting Armenia among the top 5 countries of the world in cosmic ray research. Recent additions to the list of their scientific collaborators include the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency, the European Space Agency, and the international Committee on Space Research. CRD has a long standing partnership with Stanford University of California and with Nagoya University in Japan. Recently the Space Weather division of UCLA has also shown interest in collaborating with the CRD. A year ago CRD won the prestigious UN World Summit Award in the e-science category. The CRD has been featured in the international magazine Science, because of its excellence. An illustrated presentation, with beautiful pictures on the space weather effects, will be made and research at CRD will be explained in simple terms. Pictures of the stations, the scientists, and the World Summit Award ceremony in Geneva are part of this presentation. For more information about the CRD please visit .

Presenter: Ms. Anahid Yeremian

Anahid has a B.S. degree in Physics from Drexel University. She is a particle Accelerator Physicists at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center since 1990. She designs the injector section of very large particle accelerators (the one at Stanford is 2 miles long) in the U.S., Japan and Europe. She leads a group of scientists, engineers, and technicians to construct and assemble the accelerators she designs and finally to commission them to perform to her specifications. Prior to coming to Stanford, she designed the electron accelerator at the Boeing Aerospace Company for the Free Electron Laser project as part of a star wars program. Anahid’s hobbies include mountain climbing. She became acquainted with the Cosmic Ray stations and the physicists on Mt. Aragats when she climbed to the peak of Mt. Aragats in 1999. Since then she actively pursues opportunities for improvement of science in Armenia by working with the scientists and governments of Armenia and the United States. This summer Anahid spent 7 days backpacking in the Geghama mountains and staying with the Nomads in the mountains of Armenia. Her presentation will include some spectacular pictures of the peaks in the Geghama mountain range and its beautiful people.

For Information Please call Dr. Hagop Panossian at (818)586-9660

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