Mickaelian Areg


Dr. MICKAELIAN, Areg Martin                          


Founding member (1999), President (2001) and Co-President (2002) of ArAS


Leading research associate and Head of Research Group, Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO)

Lecturer at Department of Astrophysics, Yerevan State University (YSU) (2001)

Resident Director of the Isaac Newton Institute Armenian branch (2000)

Project Manager of the Digitized First Byurakan Survey (DFBS) (2002) and the Armenian Virtual Observatory (ArVO) (2005)

Council member of the Euro-Asian Astronomical Society (EAAS, since 2002)

Executive Committee member of the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA, since 2005)

Steering Committee member of the International Planetary Data Alliance (IPDA) (since 2013)

Scientific Secretary of BAO (1994-2001), Scientific Secretary of the International Steering Committee of Viktor Ambartsumian International Prize (since 2009)

Armenian Ambassador of the Galileo Teachers Training Program (GTTP)

Member of Editorial Boards of Astron. Astrophys. Transactions and Open Astronomy Journal


Born 22.06.1962 in Yerevan, Armenia

Graduated from the Yerevan State University (YSU), Department of Astrophysics (1984)

Works at BAO since 1986

Ph.D. degree (1994)


Member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), European Physical Society (EPS), European Astronomical Society (EAS), “Euroscience”, Euro-Asian Astronomical Society (EAAS), American Astronomical Society (AAS), Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), Armenian Physical Society (APS), International Scientific Society “Information Theories and Applications” (ITHEA), Societe Europeene d'Astronomie dans la Culture (SEAC)


Core member of the IAU Working group “Preservation and Digitization of Photographic Plates” (PDPP), OC member of the IAU Com. 9 (2003-2006), Member of the IAU Com. 5 WG “Astronomical Data” and Com. 41 WG “Astronomy and World Heritage” (since 2008), Associated member of the EAS Sub-Regional European Astronomical Committee (SREAC, since 2005)


Research fields: surveys, blue stellar objects, QSOs and Seyfert galaxies, IRAS galaxies, X-ray sources, white dwarfs, cataclysmic variables, Virtual Observatories (VOs)

Publications: 80 papers in Astrophys. J., Astron. J., Astron. Astrophys., Astrophysics, Astron. Letters, Astron. Astrophys. Transactions, Mem. SAIt., ASSL, Romanian Astron. J., and Baltic Astronomy; 25 papers in proceedings of international meetings, and 8 electronic catalogs


Address:          Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO), Byurakan 0213, Aragatzotn province, Armenia

Tel./fax:            +374-10-525505 / +374-10-580656

E-mail:             aregmick@aras.am, aregmick@bao.sci.am

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