Felix Aharonian#

Membership Number:4528
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:IRELAND

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2006 onwards Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
  • 1993 onwards Leader of the High Energy Astrophysics Group, MPI fuer Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1992 to 1993 Visiting Professor, MPI fuer Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1991 to 1992 Visiting Professor, the University of Chicago, USA.
  • 1979 to 1991 Researcher, Yerevan Physics Institute, Armenia (Deputy Chair of science council, 1989-1991)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Astroparticle Physics
  • High-energy astrophysics
  • Relativistic astrophysics
  • Radiation processes
  • Gamma-ray astronomy
  • Multi-messenger astronomy
  • Cosmic Ray Physics

Honours and Awards
  • 2016 Honorary Member of the Ioffe Institute, Saint Petersburg
  • 2014 Victor Ambartsumian International Prize
  • 2012 Elected as Member of the Royal Irish Academy
  • 2010 Rossi Prize of the American Astronomical Association (shared with W. Hofmann and H. Völk) for the HESS project
  • 2008 Elected as Foreign Member of the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia
  • 2006 Elected as External Scientific Member of the MPI for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg
  • 2006 EU Descartes Prize (as a member of the HESS collaboration)
  • 2005 Prize of the President of Armenia
  • 1975 Best Master Thesis in Physics (Ministry of Education of USSR)

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