Tovmassian Hrant


Prof. TOVMASSIAN, Hrant Mushegh                        


Member of ArAS (2002)


Senior Scientist at Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica (INAOE), Puebla, Mexico (1992)

Leading Research Associate, Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO) (till 1992)

Scientific Secretary (1969-1972) and Deputy Director (1979-1986) of BAO

Head of Laboratory at BAO (1972), Head of Research Group (1986)

Lectured at Department of Astrophysics, Yerevan State University (YSU) (1967-1992)

Professor of the YSU (1986)

Project Manager of two Glazar (1987) and ASHOT space experiments

Editor-in-Chief of Communications of the Byurakan Observatory (1986-1991) (member of Editorial Board since 1969, then Vice Editor-in-Chief)

Member of Editorial Board of Astrofizika (1969-1986) and Zemlya i Vselennaya (1975-1996) journals

Member of BAO Scientific and Specialized Councils (till 1992)


Born 03.06.1929 in Yerevan, Armenia

Graduated from the Yerevan State University (YSU), Department of Astrophysics (1953)

Worked at BAO in 1953-1992

Ph.D. degree (1958), Doctor of Science (1970)


Member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU, 1967), European Astronomical Society (EAS, 1990), Mexican Scientific Society (1994)


Research fields: radiogalaxies, radio properties of Markarian galaxies, space astronomy, groups of galaxies, flare stars

Has published more than 150 papers in Astrophys. J., Astron. J., Astron. Astrophys., MNRAS, Astrophysics, Astron. Reports, PASP, Astron. Nachrichten, Revista Mexicana Astron. Astrophys., and Commun. of BAO, papers in proceedings of international meetings, as well as 12 books and numerous popular articles


Address:          Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica (INAOE), Puebla, Pue 72000, Mexico

Tel.:                 +374-10-585104




See Tovmassian’s biography in ArAS Newsletter #11