The Cosmic Ray Division of the A. I. Alikhanyan National Science Laboratory has been accepted as... (Oct 30, 2023)
Munich, 26 October: Johannes Knapp, representing the Cosmic Ray Division, receives the VAO accession certificate from the Chair of the VAO board, Prof. Dr. Michael Krautblatter. With already well-established institutions in the Alpine and Prealpine regions, such as the observatories Sonnblick (Austria), Jungfraujoch/Gornergrat (Switzerland), UFS...
Fifteen years of research in High-energy Physics in the Atmosphere: the number of citations to... (Oct 24, 2023)
Mt. Aragats, located 3200 meters above sea level, near the southern peak on the beach of the large Kari Lake, is home to one of the world's biggest high-altitude cosmic-ray research stations. Physicists have been studying cosmic ray fluxes on Mt. Aragats since 1942 using various particle detectors such as mass spectrometers, calorimeters, transition radiation detectors, and...
TEPA 2023 (Oct 9, 2023)
From the 2nd to the 5th of October, the Czech Academy of Science in Prague hosted the 9th edition of the TEPA Conferences: Thunderstorms and Elementary Particle Acceleration. Over the last decade, high-energy physics in the atmosphere (HEPA) has undergone significant transformation. Correlated measurements of particle fluxes modulated by strong atmospheric electric fields,...
The visit of delegations of CANDLE SRI and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR),... (Sep 19, 2023)
On September 15th, Bagrat Grigoryan, the director of CANDLE, along with Oleg Belov and Ksenya Belokopitova, senior scientists of the applied research department of NICA accelerator, JINR, Dubna, visited the Aragats Research Center. Professor Chilingarian, the head of the Cosmic Ray Division, introduced them to the ongoing research at the station. He demonstrated and explained...
The Coverage of Armenian Public TV On SEVAN Detector (Jul 20, 2023)
'We're above civilisation': life in a cosmic ray station – photo essay (Jun 7, 2023)
Cut off during winter, a former Soviet weapons research facility high up on Mount Aragats, Armenia is now part of a network of sites around the world studying the mysterious particles... https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/feb/07/cosmic-ray-research-station-mount-aragats-photo-essay
SEVAN detector installed on Zugspitze in Bavarian Alps (Apr 26, 2023)
Armenian and German SEVAN groups established the SEVAN module at the Environmental research station Scheefernhaus (Zugspitze, 2650 m). A historical site where Johim Kuettner performed seminal experiments on the charge structure of the thundercloud in 1945-1949. The near-surface electric field (NSEF) measurements will support particle flux measurements with the EFM-100 sensor...
Climb to Aragats (Duty shift change in February) (Feb 8, 2023)
The Aragats Cosmic Ray observatory, used for studying particle acceleration in outer space and the terrestrial atmosphere (see attachment), is located at an elevation of 3200 m . asl (above sea level) on the shore of Kare Lake (Kari Lij). Strong winds, predominantly from west to northwest, relocate large amounts of unconsolidated winter snow, accumulating on the sheltered...
New Discoveries of Aragats Physicists (Jan 6, 2023)
The first years of Armenia's independence were very difficult for the staff at Yerevan Physics Institute’s Cosmic Ray Division (CRD). With funding suddenly stopped from the largest soviet ministry, there was no fuel, electricity, and food. Monthly salaries were the equivalent of five U.S. dollars. The construction of the world’s largest cosmic ray experiment, ANI...
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)...