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Astronomical research experience in German institutions. Areg Mickaelian Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO) DAAD seminar Yerevan, 14.12.2010. Outline.
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Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO)
Astronomy in ArmeniaAstronomy in GermanyGerman-Armenian collaboration in astronomyCollaborative research projectsVirtual ObservatoriesInternational and German foundationsOrganization of meetingsSummer schools for young astronomers
Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO). Since 1946, 50 researchers, 6 groups, 2.6m, 1m Schmidt telescopes Yerevan State University (YSU), Dept of Physics, Chair of Astrophysics (General Phys. and Astrophys.). Since 1944Yerevan Physics Institute (YerPhI). Cosmology, Cosmic RaysGarni Space Astronomy Institute (Galaxy). HESS mirrorsArmenian Astronomical Society (ArAS). Since 1999, Annual Meetings, e-Newsletters, ArAS PrizeIsaac Newton Institute (INI) Armenian Branch. Since 2000Astronomical Education: Secondary and special schools, Astronomical Olympiads
Founded in: 1946
Longitude: 2h57m10s E
Latitude: 4020'07" N
Altitude: 1405 m
Address: Byurakan 378433, Aragatzotn province, Republic of Armenia
Web page: http://www.bao.am
Telephone: (374-91) 195901
IAU: 22 members from Armenia; V.A. Ambartsumian: IAU President in 1961-1964, Vice-President in 1948-1955, presidents and members of Commissions, working groups, meetings SOC and LOCEAS: ArAS affiliated society, 22 members from Armenia; SREAC EC memberEAAS: 10 members from Armenia, EC, IB and STC membersIVOA: ArVO, Executive Council memberUNESCO Astronomy and World HeritageInternational societies: membership (AAS, ASP, EPS, Euroscience), ITHEA, etc.Collaboration (~100 scientists from 21 countries: France, USA, Russia, Germany, Italy, etc.; PICS, GAC, IAC), meetings, schools, seminars, grants, prizes, etc.
>14,300 staff members, including 5,510 scientists and 7,700 Ph.D. students, post-docs, and student assistants; 80 research institutes
Participation in ESO (based in Garching), ESA
CAHA, Calar Alto, Spain: large telescopes
GAVO, Euro-VO, Garching
Participation in international organizations
Meeting in Preston, UK, Aug 2000; Dieter Engels and Franz-Josef Zickgraf
Invited seminar, MPIfR, Bonn, Sep 2000; Eugene Preus, Tigran Arshakian
IAU Col. #184 in Byurakan, Armenia, June 2001 (German Embassy was a sponsor); Wolfgang Voges et al.
Optical identifications of X-ray sources
Study of ROSAT selected Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)
Digitized First Byurakan Survey (DFBS)
X-ray properties of FBS late-type stars
Statistical properties of bright Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)
Infrared galaxies, Spitzer Space Telescope sources
Herschel Space Observatory projects
BHRC – Byurakan-Hamburg ROSAT Catalog
Papers in Astronomy & Astrophysics (A&A), Astrophysics (Ap)
Byurakan International Summer Schools
EU FP7 projectsDFG (research visits)DAAD (3 research visits, Byurakan summer schools)ESOEuro-VOUniversity/institutions funds for international collaborationGerman scientistsHS: Dieter Engels, Franz-Josef Zickgraf, Hans HagenMPE: Wolfgang VogesMPIfR: Tigran ArshakianAIP: Lutz WisotzkiEuro-VO: Paolo Padovani, EvanthiaHatziminaoglu
First Byurakan International Summer School, 2006:
Lecturers: Dieter Engels
Second Byurakan International Summer School, 2008:
Lecturers: Dieter Engels, Tigran Arshakian
Students: Lars Buntemeyer, Felix Bunzel
Third Byurakan International Summer School, 2010,
combined with the 32nd International School for Young Astronomers (ISYA-2010):
Lecturers: Dieter Engels, Tigran Arshakian, Lutz Wisotzki
Students:Sebastian Dietz, Martin Gaetgens, Johannes Kleiner, Fabian Koehlinger, Natalia Lewandowska, Alexander Muller
Sponsored by DAAD