COSMIC RAY DIVISION
On Mt. Aragats in the Republic of Armenia
May 20, 2006 at 3:30 pm
Red Lion Hanalei Hotel
Admission is Free
A very special research station located at the top of Mt.Aragats in Armenia has been doing important scientific work in the area of cosmic rays.
Established in 1943 by the world renowned Alikhanian Brothers, Armenia’s Cosmic Ray Division (CRD) has one of the world’s most extensive infrastructures for solar and cosmic ray research. Using data from instrumentation at CRD’s two research stations at 10,500 ft on Mt. Aragats, approximately 80 Armenians (scientists, technicians, support personnel, and students) conduct research on cosmic rays, high- energy physics, solar phenomena, and space weather. Armenia is among the top 5 countries in the world in cosmic ray research. CRD has won the UN’s World Summit on Information Society Award for best e-science project out of 800 entries from 136 nations. The strategic location of the CRD research stations, the visionary leadership by Prof. Ashot Chilingarian, and the achievements of the CRD scientists put Armenia on par with US, Canada, Russia, Japan, Germany and China when it comes to Space Weather research.
These are some of Armenia’s most talented and intelligent people who have continued their work in Armenia despite heavy recruitment from international institutions where they can earn a much better living.
Anahid will give us an illustrated layman's presentation of the work this group of dedicated Armenian scientists is doing. A question and answer period about the Cosmic Ray Division in Armenia will follow. Please be sure to attend this very exciting and informative presentation.
Sponsored by the San Diego Chapters of the Knights and Daughters of Vartan
Please contact Armen Gostanian at (619) 697-7397 or Armenrx@aol.com with any questions.
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