Instability Phenomena and their Role in the Evolution of Cosmic Objects

International Symposium devoted to the 50th anniversary of BAO and V.A. Ambartsumian’s memory 

 

October 4-9, 1996, Byurakan, Armenia

 

 

The symposium was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of foundation of BAO and had a broad variety of topics. The opening of the Symposium took place on October 4 in Yerevan, in the Conference Hall of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences (NAS). At the end of the official opening the director of BAO A.R. Petrosian handed jubilee diploma to the oldest scientific workers, who have taken part at the official opening of BAO in 1956: G.A. Gurzadian, L.V. Mirzoyan, R.A. Sahakian, V.A. Sanamian, N.L. Ivanova, E.Ye. Khachikian, H.M. Tovmassian, E.S. Parsamian, R.K. Shahbazian, A.T. Kalloghlian, and V.H. Malumian. E.Ye.Khachikian had a report about the history and achievements of BAO. The scientific sessions were continued in Byurakan on October 5, 7, and 8, in the Conference Hall of the Observatory.

 

Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC): V.A. Ambartsumian (Chair), H.A. Harutyunian, R.A. Kandalyan, E.Ye. Khachikian, T.Yu. Magakian, A.M. Mickaelian, L.V. Mirzoyan, A.R. Petrosian (Chair after V.A. Ambartsumian’s death), N.B. Yengibarian.

 

Local Organizing Committee (LOC): H.A. Harutyunian (Chair), A.M. Mickaelian (Secretary).

 

Scientific Topics:

 

·         Stars and Nebulae

·         Galaxies

·         Theoretical Astrophysics

 

58 scientists from 6 countries participated (in addition to the Armenian astronomers, there were 18 guests from Georgia, Russia, France, UK, and USA). Among the participants, there were such famous astronomers as Roberto Terlevich (UK), Daniel Kunth (France), Gabriel Kojoyan (USA), Georges Comte (France), Thierry Montmerle (France), and others.

 

Altogether, 52 presentations were given at the meeting, including 18 invited reviews on the main directions and achievements of BAO (by E.Ye. Khachikian (2), L.V. Mirzoyan (2), T.Yu. Magakian, R.A. Vardanian / N.D. Melikian, J.G. Lominadze, T. Montmerle, R. Terlevich, G. Comte, A.R. Petrosian, D. Kunth, A.M. Mickaelian, G. Kojoian, A.T. Kalloghlian, E.V. Chubarian / D.M. Sedrakian, G. Alecian, and A.G. Nikoghossian), 17 oral reports with the results of recent investigations, and 17 posters were presented during the Symposium.

 

 

 

BAO 50

 

Full List of Participants

 

Alecian, Georges, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, France

Arshakian, Tigran, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Balayan, Smbat, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Borchkhadze, Tengiz, Abastumani Astrophys. Obs., Georgia

Boulesteix, Jacques, Observatoire de Marseille, France

Chavushian, Hovsep, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Chubarian, Edward, Yerevan State University, Armenia

Comte, Georges, Observatoire de Marseille, France

Dodonov, Sergei, Special Astrophysical Obs., Russia

Epremian, Robert, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Eritsian, Misak, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Gach, Jean-Luc, Observatoire de Marseille, France

Gurzadyan, Vahagn, Yerevan Physics Inst., Armenia

Gyulbudaghian, Armen, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Hakopian, Ashot, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Hakopian, Susanna, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Hambaryan, Valeri, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Harutyunian, Haik, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Hovhannessian, Rafik, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Iskudarian, Sofik, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Ivanova, Nina, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Kalloghlian, Arsen, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Kandalian, Rafik, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Kazarian, Misha, Yerevan State University, Armenia

Khachikian, Edward, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Kojoian, Gabriel, Univ. of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, USA

Kunth, Daniel, Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris (IAP), France

Kvaratskhelia, Otar, Abastumani Astrophys. Obs., Georgia

Lominadze, Jumber, Abastumani Astrophys. Obs., Georgia

Magakian, Tigran, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Malumian,Vigen, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Martin Ives, Institut National des Sciences de l'Universite (INSU), France

Melikian Norair, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Mickaelian Areg, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Mirzoyan Ludwig, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Mnatsakanian Renata, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Montmerle Thierry, Service d'Astrophys., CEN/Saclay, France

Movsessian Tigran, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Natsvlishvili Rezo, Abastumani Astrophys. Obs., Georgia

Nikoghossian Arthur, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Nikoghossian Elena, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Panajian,Vazgen, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Parsamian, Elma, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Petrosian, Artashes, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Petrosian, Manushak, All-Armenian Fund "Hayastan", Armenia

Plana, Henri, Observatoire de Marseille, France

Raither, Siegbert, Division of Basic Science, UNESCO

Sahakian, Gurgen, Yerevan State University, Armenia

Sanamian, Vagharshak, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Sedrakian, David, Yerevan State University, Armenia

Shahbazian, Romela, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Saiyan, Grigor, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Salukvadze, Guram, Abastumani Astrophys. Obs., Georgia

Terlevich, Elena, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK

Terlevich, Roberto, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK

Vardanian, Rafik, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Yengibarian, Norair, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia

Zaratsian, Souren, Byurakan Astrophys. Obs., Armenia