Viktor Ambartsumian International Prize
Steering Committee Past Members

Prof. Norair Arakelyan


Professor of Astrophysics, Doctor of Science, Principal Research Associate at Space Research Institute (IKI), member of the Editorial Board of Astrofizika

Research fields: Theoretical astrophysics, pulsars and neutron stars, Supernovae, stellar models, theory of black holes, interstellar medium

Affiliation: Space Research Institute of Russian Academy of Science (IKI)

Address: Profsoyuznaya 84/32, RU 117997, Moscow, Russia
Phone: +7 095 333 4588
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Prof. Geoffrey Burbidge,
2009-2010 (deceased)

Prof. Catherine CESARSKY

Past President of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), Professor of Astrophysics, Former Director General of ESO

Research fields: Space and high energy astrophysics, structure and dynamics of the Galactic system, interstellar matter

Affiliation: CEA-Saclay, DSM / IRFU, Service d'Astrophysique

Address: L'Orme des Merisiers Bat 709 FR 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France
Phone: +33 1 69 08 82 35
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Prof. Reinhard Genzel

Prof. Norio KAIFU

Past President of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), former Director General of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Professor

Research fields: Radio astronomy, non-stable stars, extragalactic astronomy, cosmic magnetic fields, IR astronomy

Affiliation: National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)

Address: 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-8588, Japan
Phone: +81-42-675 5150
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Prof. Jayant Narlikar

Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Founder Director of Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA)

Research fields: Cosmology (creation of Hoyle-Narlikar theory), Theoretical Astrophysics, Quasars

Affiliation: Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA)

Address: Inter-University Centre for Astron. and Astrophys., Post Bag 4, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411 007, India
Phone: +91-20-25604100
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Prof. Martin Rees

Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics and Master of Trinity College at the University of Cambridge, Astronomer Royal

Research fields: High energy astrophysics (gamma ray bursts, galactic nuclei, black hole formation and radiative processes), cosmic structure formation (early generation of stars and galaxies)

Affiliation: University of Cambridge, Institute of Astronomy (IoA)

Address: Madingley Rd, GB Cambridge CB3 0HA, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 122 333 7520
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Prof. Davit Sedrakian

Prof. Yervant TERZIAN
2009-2019 (deceased)

Professor of Physical Sciences, Director of NASA’s NY State Space Grant Program, Chairman of US Consortium on SKA and of ANSEF Research Council, Foreign Member of NAS RA, Co-President of ArAS

Research fields: Physics of the interstellar medium, planetary nebulae, galaxies, radio astronomy

Affiliation: Cornell University, Astronomy Department

Address: 530 Space Sciences Bldg US Ithaca NY 14853-6801, U.S.A.
Phone: +1 607 255 4935
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Prof. Robert Williams

Past President of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), Professor of Astrophysics, AURA Distinguished Research Scholar (SMO)

Research fields: High resolution spectroscopy; emission-line objects; element abundances; novae; accretion disks

Affiliation: Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Address: 3700 San Martin Drive US Baltimore MD 21218-2410, U.S.A.
Phone: +1 410 338 4963
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