2009-09-04 11:36:53

Visit of YerPhI Delegation to Zagreb and Athens

On September 4-18 the YerPhI delegation  (Chilingarian A., Mailyan B., Hovhannisyan A.) participated  in the International conference on the Heliophysical Phenomena and  the Earth Environment in Shibenik, Croatia. The regional meeting of Balkanian-Black and Caspian sea was held for the third time within  the framework of the International Heliophysical Year, now turned to the International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI), supported by NASA and Outer Space Office of UN in Vienna. The program of the scientific instruments network in which YerPhI actively participates, deploying SEVAN particle detectors in Croatia and Bulgaria, got boost in the new initiative to start officially in 2010.

President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, minister of Economy Nerses Yeritsyan  and minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian who were on a visit in  Croatia, on September 8 met with the Croatian and Armenian physicists in Zagreb observatory and congradulated  them with the successful collaboration and the launch  of SEVAN node in Croatia.

Figure 1 Director of the Zagreb observatory Dragan Rosa, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and Director of Yerevan Physics Institute Ashot Chilingarian at the Zagreb Observatory, Croatia, September 8, 2009

Figure 2 Daria Marichich and Bagrat Mailyan near Croatian SEVAN at Zagreb observatory

Figure 3 Armen Hovhannisyan making report on filtering algorithms

On September 14  started the training course “Cosmic rays and neutron monitors” organized by the NMDB consortium (FP7 programme)at the  National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Armenian PhD students actively participated in the school where presented  two reports.  Professor Chilingarian delivered a lecture on particle detectors for space weather and solar physics research.

Figure 4 Armenian PhD students at the Athen’s Cosmic Ray school, poster session