Titles, honours, and awards


Years   Events
     
1934   Professor of the Leningrad State University (LSU)
1935   Scientific degree of Doctor of physical-mathematical sciences (without defense of thesis)
1940   Title of Honorary Scientist of the Armenian SSR
1944   Labour Red Banner Order for outstanding services in preparing astronomy specialists and on the occasion of 125th anniversary of the Leningrad University
1945   Lenin Order for outstanding services in development of science and engineering and on occasion of the 220th anniversary of the USSR Acad. Sci.
1946   USSR (Stalin) State prize for creation of the new theory of light scattering in turbid medium
1947   Professor of the Yerevan State University (YSU)
1950   USSR (Stalin) State prize for the discovery and study of new type of stellar systems, "stellar associations" (together with B.E. Markarian)
1953   Labour Red Banner Order for long service and stainless work
1956   Janssen Medal of the French Astronomical Society for scientific services
1958   Lenin Order for outstanding services in the field of development of astronomy and on the occasion of his 50th anniversary
1960   Catherine Bruce gold medal of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (California, USA) for outstanding services in the field of astronomy
1960   Gold medal of the Great Britain Royal Astronomical Society for works in the field of theoretical astrophysics and stellar astronomy. On the occasion of the official award of the medal Ambartsumian gave a George-Darwin lecture at the session of the Society in London "Evolution of Stellar Systems"
1960   Medal "For Labour Valour"
1963   Title of Honorary Doctor (honoris causa) of the Australian National University (Canberra)
1965   Title of Honorary Doctor (honoris causa) of the Paris (Sorbonne) University as a recognition of services to world science. Several lectures during his visit to Paris
1967   Title of Honorary Doctor (honoris causa) of the Liege University (Belgium)
1967   Title of Honorary Doctor (honoris causa) of the Carlov (Praha) University (Czechoslovakia). Lecture during the award ceremony at the IAU General Assembly in Prague
1968   Title of the Hero of Socialist Labour with investiture of Lenin Order and Gold medal "Hammer and Sickle" for great services in the development of astronomical science and on the occasion of his 60th anniversary 
1968   Title of Honorary Scientist of the Georgian SSR 
1969   Cyril & Mefodiy Order of I degree by Presidium of the National Assembly of the People's Republic of Bulgaria for successes in development of science
1970   S.I. Vavilov medal by the Presidium of Administration of the All-Union Society "Knowledge" for services in popularization of political and scientific knowledge
1970   Gold medal of the Slovak Academy of Sciences for outstanding scientific and social activity and for services to humanity
1971   Helmholtz medal by the German Academy of Sciences in Berlin (GDR) for successes in the field of natural sciences 
1971   M.V. Lomonosov Gold medal, the highest award of the USSR Acad. Sci., by the Presidium of the Academy for outstanding achievements in the field of astronomy and astrophysics; Lomonosov talk at the award ceremony: "Non-Stationary Phenomena in the World of Stars and Galaxies"
1972   Title of Honorary Doctor (honoris causa) of the Warsaw University (Poland)
1972   In honour to V.A. Ambartsumian, the asteroid #1905 was named "Ambartsumian" (discovered by T.M. Smirnova in Crimea on 14 May 1972)
1973   Order of "Service" of the III degree by the Government of Poland for outstanding scientific services 
1973   Title of Honorary Doctor (honoris causa) of the Nicolaus Copernicus Torun University (Poland)
1974   Kotenius Gold medal by the German Academy of Naturalists ("Leopoldina") in Halle (GDR)
1974   Sarmiento medal by the Cordoba (Argentina) Academy of Sciences for scientific and pedagogical services
1974   Title of Honorary Doctor (honoris causa) of the La-Plata University (Argentina)
1974   Lenin Order for scientific services on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the USSR Acad. Sci.
1975   Order of "Banner" of the Hungarian People's Republic
1978   Title of the Hero of Socialist Labour with investiture of Lenin Order and second Gold medal "Hammer and Sickle" for outstanding services in the development of the Soviet science and on the occasion of his 70th anniversary
1982   Honorary citizen of Tbilisi (Georgia)
1983   October Revolution Order for scientific services and on the occasion of his 75th anniversary
1984   Gold medal of the Academy of Sciences of Czechoslovakia for scientific services
1985   Honorary citizen of Yerevan
1988   Order of "Honour"
1988   State Prize of the Armenian SSR
1994-1996   Councilor of the Russian Academy of Sciences 
1994   Motherland Order and title of "National Hero of Armenia" for creation of scientific values of international significance, exceptional services in the field of organization of science
1994   George Gamow prize and medal of the Russian Academy of Creation for outstanding contribution in the development of astrophysics
1994   Annual national prize of the All-Armenian Foundation "Hayastan" in the field of science and culture
1995   State prize of the Russian Federation in the field of science and engineering for the scientific work "Dynamics of the Structure of Stellar Systems"