Armenian Academy of Sciences

Infobox University
name = Armenian Academy of Sciences
established = November 29, 1943
staff = 3700
city = Yerevan

The Armenian Academy of Sciences (Հայկական Գիտությունների Ազգային Ակադեմիա) is the primary body that conducts research in and coordinates activities in the fields of science and social sciences in the Republic of Armenia. It was founded on November 29, 1943. The Academy of Sciences central location is in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan, although other branches exist in Gyumri, Sevan, Goris, Vanadzor and Ghapan.

The Academy of Sciences was founded by several Armenian intellectuals, including Joseph Orbeli, Stepan Malkhasyants, and Viktor Ambartsumyan; Orbeli became the first president of the academy.

From 1947-1993 the President of the Academy of Sciences was Professor Ambartsumyan, Full Member of the USSR and Armenian Academies of Sciences. During 1993-2006 the President of NAS was Academician Fadey Sargsian. Since 2006 the President of NAS RA is Academician Radik Martirosyan.

A branch based in Aragatsotn studies astronomy at the Byurakan Observatory.

ee also

*Institute for Physical Research
*Institute of Mathematics of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia

External links

* [ Official website]

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