Armenia’s Cosmic Ray Division
wins World Summit Award.
November 18, 2003
Stanford, CA - Armenia’s Cosmic Ray Division (CRD), coined “A Space Weather Aerie”, by Richard Stone of SCIENCE magazine in the August 29 issue, has been selected by the World Summit Awards (WSA) grand jury for having one of the top 5 WSA products in the category of e-science. Its web site DVIN for ASEC (Data Visualization Interactive Network for Aragats Space Environmental Center) was selected out 800 projects from 136 countries nominated for this competition. The winners were selected during deliberations from October 17 to 22 by experts from 36 countries, and were announced last week.
As one of the projects with best content, CRD’s
DVIN will be officially announced and presented at the WSA Exhibition
in the framework of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) 2003
in Geneva, Switzerland, from December 9 to 13. Prof. Chilingarian will
accept the award at a special ceremony called the WSA Showcase Event,
which will take place on December 10 from 18:30 to 20:30 at the PALEXPO
in Geneva. The event will be attended by leading representatives from
the private sector, United Nations high ranking delegates, United Nation
member states’ governments officials, and above all by heads of
States. Information about the WSA and the winning projects is posted
on the web site at http://www.wsis-award.org
Click on “WSA Best 03” then click on “e-science”
to see DVIN.
The Cosmic Ray Division team that designed and implemented the award winning DVIN Space Weather web site. Seated are Prof. Ashot Chilingarian, head of the CRD, and scientists Melanya Ulikhanyan and Gayane Kostanyan. Standing are scientists Aram Egikyan and Nerses Gevorgyan.
Take a moment to express your congratulatory support to Armenia’s Cosmic Ray Division staff and their visionary leader, Prof. Ashot Chilingarian by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
The CRD tribute concerts were sponsored by the Bay Area Friends of Armenia in San Francisco and the Hamazkayin Armenian Cultural and Educational Society in Los Angeles. For more information about Armenia’s Cosmic Ray Division, please visit WWW.CRDFRINEDS.ORG or contact Anahid Yeremian at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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