Stepanian Jivan


Dr. STEPANIAN, Jivan Avetis†† ††††††††††† †††††††††


Senior research associate and Head of Laboratory of 1m Schmidt telescope, Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO) (till 1991)

One of the authors of the First Byurakan Survey (FBS) (1974-1980)

Project Manager of the Second Byurakan Survey (SBS) (1978-1991)

Deputy Director of Special Astrophysical Observatory (SAO, Russia) (1991-2000)

Senior scientist at INAOE and UNAM, Mexico (2000-2005)

At present at 3D Astronomy Center, Mexico City, Mexico


Born 00.09.1948 in Kirovabad, Azerbaijan, USSR

Graduated from the Yerevan State University (YSU), Department of Astrophysics (1970)

Worked at BAO since 1973

Ph.D. degree (1985), Doctor of Sciences (1995)


Research fields: surveys, QSOs and Seyfert galaxies, starburst galaxies, cataclysmic variables

Has published more than 150 papers in Astrophys. J., Astron. J., Astron. Astrophysics, Astrophysics, Astron. Report, Astron. Letters, and in proceedings of international meetings, as well as several electronic catalogs


Address: †††††††† 3D Astronomy Center, Mexico City, Mexico

E-mail: †††††††††††



See Stepanianís biography in ArAS Newsletter #28