2009-02-12 09:33:03

A New Monument to Artem Alikhanian at Yerevan Physics Institute

In a memorable ceremony the new monument to Arem Alikhanian was unveiled at the main square of the Yerevan Physics Institute (YerPhI), on February 12, 2009.   Artem Alikhanian is the founder and first director of Yerevan Physics institute, currently bearing his name.  

The 100 year anniversary of the renowned scientist was celebrated last year in a number of events organized by YerPhi. A portion of the sum provided by the Armenian government for the remembrance of this world renowned Armenian scientist was dedicated to the commissioning and erection of this new monument. Alikhanian’s new monument by sculptor Gevorg Gevorgyan, depicts the character and magnitude of this giant of international science.


Figure 1 Artem Alikhanian monument in the main square at Yerevan Physics Institute


Figure 2 YerPhi director Prof. Ashot Chilingarian delivering the opening speech at the Alikhanyan monument unveiling ceremony.  From left to right in the front row : deputy economy minister Mushegh A. Tumasyan; Economy minister Nerses Eritsyan; Chairman of the State Science Committee Samvel Harutyunyan, , YerPhI emeritus employee Levon Bagdasaryan, YerPhI director Ashot Chilingarian


Figure 3 Some of the Yerevan Physics Institute staff at the opening ceremony