Beniamin Markarian award
best observational result in astrophysics
Prof. Markarian (1913-1985) was known as a brilliant
observer who initiated and accomplished the famous Byurakan surveys (First Byurakan
Survey – FBS, and Second Byurakan Survey - SBS). Markarian galaxies are
well-known and are being studied in various wavelengths. The FBS was the first
systematic search for active galaxies and the largest area spectroscopic
Marat Arakelian award
best statistical result in astrophysics
Prof. Arakelian (1929-1983) was known as a brilliant
scientist who could achieve important results by statistical analysis of
available data. Arakelian galaxies were selected by analysis of parameters of
various types of galaxies and selection of objects with high surface
brightness. Arakelian proved the cosmological distances of QSOs and estimated
the density of matter in Metagalaxy.
Gurgen Sahakian award
best theoretical result in astrophysics
Prof. Sahakian (1913-2000), a brilliant theoretician
from the Yerevan State University (YSU) who together with V.A. Ambartsumian
worked out the theory of superdense stellar configurations, particularly the
possibility of existence of baryonic stars. He has a number of other
fundamental contributions in nuclear and theoretical physics.
Ludwik Mirzoyan award
services in astronomy
Prof. Mirzoyan (1923-1999) was one of the best
Byurakan scientists who made significant contribution in the fields of
non-stable stars and physics of nebulae. However, he was a rare person to
combine the active science with administrative, organizational, editorial, and
teaching activities. For 52 years he served to Byurakan Observatory and
Paris Pishmish award
female astronomer having great contribution in astronomy
Prof. Pishmish (1911-1999) was one of the well-known
Armenian astronomers who worked abroad and contributed in various fields of
astronomy. Together with Guillermo Haro, Pishmish may be considered as one of
the founders of the Mexican astronomy. Paris Pishmish was known to encourage
and supervise women astronomers.
Nominations and Applications
Sahakian, and Arakelian awards, applications may be made by
individual astronomers. In case of presence of co-authors, they should nominate
a single person who has the most important contribution in the achieved result.
The full paper (or series of papers having common result) published or accepted
for publication is required along with short statement of the result, which is
being presented for the award, as well as the CV of the applicant.
and Pishmish awards, nominations may be made by institutions or
societies, as well as ArAS members. A 1-2 page justification is required
describing the services of the nominee, including research, administration/organization
of science, editorial and teaching activities, etc., as well as the CV.
should be sent to ArAS or BAO administration (Scientific Secretary Dr.
Elena Nikoghossian). For all awards, the deadline for applications/nominations
is December 1, 2009.
The decisions will
be made at the end of December and awards will be announced at the Closing Ceremony
of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA-2009) on December 28, 2009.