RAU Hosted International Astrophysics Workshop Session
On April 10, Russian-Armenian University hosted one of the sessions of an international workshop Very High Energy Phenomena around Supermassive Black Holes, organized jointly with Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Germany through the support of a grant from the Volkswagen Foundation.
The workshop gathered prominent experts from nearby countries and all over the world, providing new possibilities to bolster local progress in research and capacity development.
RAU Vice-Rector for Science Professor Pargev Avetisyan greeted the workshop participants, “We are very happy to host this workshop today, at Russian-Armenian University, where Engineering, Physics and Technology are among the strongest fields in terms of both research and education. Our university always strives for excellence and is open for international collaboration. I wish you a fruitful discussion and pleasant stay in Armenia!”
The scientific discussion evolved around research trends concerning the astrophysics of supermassive black holes, recent progress in the theoretical and the observational domain.
“Back in the day, Russian-Armenian University was known for its Humanities, but today RAU is actively developing its technical science areas and has achieved a lot these past years, so in this sense, RAU is a perfect location for our today’s session”, in his turn highlighted Felix A. Aharonian, Professor of Astrophysics, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS), Ireland and Head of High Energy Astrophysics Theory Group, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK), Germany.
Photos: M.G. Sarkisov.