Scjholar of Cilician Armenia, Claudio Mutafian
From my old friend Armenain scientists…
Армения всегда славилась своим научным потенциалом и гениальными умами. У нас были такие ученые, как физик Ованес Адамян (изобретатель цветного телевизора) астрофизики Вениамин Маркарян (галактика Маркаряна), Виктор Амбарцумян (основатель Бюраканской обсерватории), математик Мергелян (Теорема Мергеляна) инженер Микоян (авиаконструктор, МиГ)… Продолжать можно до бесконечности. Но сегодня, во многих армянских СМИ эта тема отошла на второй план. В связи с этим, наш читатель из Ванкувера Левон Погосян предложил к публикации ряд статей о современных армянских ученых, которые двигают вперёд науку во всём мире и своим именем прославляют Армению. Первая публикация посвящена молодому и талантливому физику-теоретику Миграну Варданяну, который уже успел сделать свой вклад в мировую науку.
Мигран Варданян работает в Оксфордском Университете, и вот уже который раз мир облетает новость об очередном открытии, сделанном этим армянским Астрофизиком, и каждый раз его открытия взрывают мировую блогосферу и СМИ, меняя наши представления о мироздании.
Another great Armenian scientist in an endless list…
If we are lucky and if we behave beautiful Annabel Lee will make more intelligent posts like this one in the future! And if you think her English is perfect than you have definitely not heard her Russian and Armenian!
I will even tell you a secret, I have a strong feeling Annabel made it as simple as possible for us to read and understand because when I read her posts in LJ I really have to use all my brains, and even that doesn’t always help and I am not exactly the most stupid living person I hope!!! lol
But really, she wrote it in a very interesting way, when it is fun to read about such serious things
So, Annabel Lee for Girls.am
I remember the excitement of the first ATM being put in place in Yerevan some 12-15 years ago. We were joining the age of modern banking. The plastic cards in people’s wallets on TV were no longer something out of the movies, only real in a galaxy far far away.
Now with the abundance of banks and ATMs in Armenia, withdrawing cash out of a machine is no longer equivalent to science fiction for anyone. But I do wonder how many people have ever stopped to think about how it works. And more importantly who was the first person to make it work. I think that the answer to this last question should make us even more proud than the developments in the Armenian banking systems in the last 15 years.
The inventor of the ATM is Luther George Simjian, an American-Armenian inventor, born in Antep in 1905, who immigrated to the US all on his own when he was only 15. Simjian, having been interested in photography since childhood, gave up his intention to study medicine, after the medical school at Yale gave him a job in its photographic laboratory. At 23 he was named director of the photography department at the medical school.
Throughout his life, Simjian invented numerous optical and electro-mechanical devices, such as a color X-ray device, a self-posing portrait camera, the flight simulator, a flight speed indicator for airplanes, an automatic postage metering machine, and a teleprompter. Though, his most important invention was probably the first prototype of the ATM, patented all the way back in 1939 (even though it did not gain popularity back then). At the time of his death in 1997, Luther Simjian had over 200 patents to his name.
And that is what we call Armenian inventive genius.
Thanks for info to ZeeGooner from YouTube
Armenian anatomist and pathologist who was born as Gjuro Armeno, but at age 15 took the family name Baglivi of his adoptive parent, an Italian physician. He became the pope’s second physician (1695) and the next year was elected professor of anatomy at Sapienza, Papal University, Rome.
A special thanks to ZeeGooner from YT for the info
3 people from Russia were awarded this year and one of them is Armenian, as always
Igor Agamirzyan, Chief Executive Officer of Russian Venture Company was awarded for support of innovation economy in Russia.
CEO of Russian Venture Company
Born March 21, 1957. Graduated from Leningrad State University in Mathematics and Mechanics in 1979 and worked for Russian Academy of Sciences till 1992. At the same time he lectured in Saint Petersburg State Technical University. Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.
Mr. U, do you see this? ))
Division of Biology
California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Blvd.
Colon cancer is the third most common cause of cancer in men and women; an estimated 50,000 Americans will die of this disease this year alone. Moreover, the incidence of colon cancer is dramatically increasing.
I want to draw special attention to the fact that here our readers will find information on many Armenian scientists whose contribution to the world is extremely big and important while not very well presented.
Three more scientists. Search for “Armenian scientists” on this website for others
Alexander Kemurdzhian is the founder of the space transport engineering, a pioneering scientist in the space flight program of the Soviet Union, designer of the first rovers to explore another world, the Soviet Lunokhod rovers.
Kemurdjian was not only responsible for the first Moon rovers, but also created the first Mars rover as well.
He led a team that introduced the virtues of a Mars rover to the world in the Society’s international testing program in the late 1980s. His work has had extraordinary influence on robotic designs in the USA and Europe as well as in Russia. He was “profoundly influential in putting a human face on the concept of Soviet-American cooperation,” writes Friedman. “I was always struck by this man — a Soviet military secret … — who turned out to be a warm, gracious colleague and friend to so many of us.”
His works were the subject of the recent documentary film “Tank on the Moon” by French film maker Jean Afanassieff. The documentary premiered in the United States on the Science Channel on February 12, 2008.
To continue the thread about Armenian sientists started before. Today we will add 4 more of them our nation can be proud of
A world famous scientist in stellar statistics,kinematics and dynamics. T.A. Agekian is one of the pioneers of Russian and world Stellar Dynamics. Has found two evolutionary sequences of stellar systems: nearly spherical and strongly flattened. Suggested essentially new method to investigate the structure and kinematics of the Milky Way Galaxy. Found a new estimate for the dissipation rate in stellar clusters. T. A. Agekian gave an exhaustive analysis of the photogravitational interaction between stars and gas clouds. The results obtained provide a possible explanation for the phenomenon of the stellar velocity increase with age. A planet (3862, “Agekian”) was named in honor of Tateos Agekian.