Republic of Armenia

General information on collaboration

The Republic of Armenia, as a part of the USSR, joined JINR following the agreement signed on 26 March 1956. As a sovereign republic, Armenia has been a Member State of JINR since 1992. Participation of Armenian physicists and other experts in JINR projects has been since intensified. By 1992, strong links with Armenian scientific centres were established, primarily with the Yerevan Physics Institute and with the Yerevan State University. Armenian experts take part in many large projects carried out by JINR: CMS, COMPASS, ATLAS, IREN and others. JINR researchers from Armenia have travelled to France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland and other countries to participate in joint experiments and to attend conferences.

Armenian scientists regularly make short-term business trips to JINR to participate in joint projects and to attend various scientific forums.

International symposiums (“Symmetry Methods in Physics” in Yerevan in 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008 and 2010) and the Sissakian readings (in Ashtarak, 2004) were held in Armenia jointly with JINR. The European School of High-Energy Physics (CERN-JINR) was held in Tsachkadsor in 2003, and the 14th International conference “Symmetry Methods in Physics” was also organized there in 2010.

In March 2008, Levon Mkrtchyan, Minister of Education of the Republic of Armenia, and Samvel Arutiunian, Chairman of Science and Russian Military Engineering Committee, visited Dubna to discuss the issues of Armenian membership in JINR. In December 2009, the International Innovative Nanotechnology Center of CIS (IINC) was established in Dubna.

10 organisations from 6 countries, including 3 from the Republic of Armenia (National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, State Educational Institute of Higher Professional Learning Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University; Scientific Industrial Enterprise “NanoamorphTechnologia”) established the IINC CIS.

The Centre’s goal is to integrate research, education and innovations in the fields of nanotechnologies across CIS countries. It is an open organization for partners from JINR Member States. In the future, organizations from European countries are also expected to participate in the Centre’s work.

Activities of IINC CIS are based on “contact points”, i.e. IINC CIS branches representing the Russian CIS Federal Agency abroad, countrymen living abroad on the basis of the International Humanitarian Cooperation. The first such branch of IINC CIS is being established on the basis of the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Yerevan.

In March 2010, JINR and IINC CIS in cooperation with partners won a significant competition of the “Rosnanotech” corporation and got the right to build the infrastructure Nanotechnology Centre in Dubna. The investment agreement with “Rosnano” providing legal base for the construction of Nano Centre was signed in August 2017.

In 1995 – 2010, Armenian researchers defended 10 PhD theses and 2 doctoral theses at JINR. About 20 scientists and experts from the Republic of Armenia are staff members of the JINR Directorate.


  • Evgeny A. Krasavin
    Executive of the contacts with the Republic of Armenia, Director of the Laboratory of Radiation Biology, JINR

  • +7 (49621) 6-57-40;
    +7 (49621) 6-26-88


Scientific Themes and Projects

Scientists of Armenia take part in the research work on the following themes of the Topical plan for JINR research and international cooperation for the year 2020:

  • Theoretical Physics
    Cooperation on 5 themes
  • Elementary Particle Physics and Relativistic Nuclear Physics
    СCooperation on 7 themes
  • Condensed Matter Physics, Radiation and Radiobiological Research
    Cooperation on 2 themes
  • Networking, Computing, Computational Physics
    Cooperation on 2 themes
  • Educational Programme
    Cooperation on 1 theme
Plenipotentiary representative

The Plenipotentiary representative of the government of the Republic of Armenia in JINR from 2008 to the present day is Samvel Harutyunyan, Professor of Yerevan State University.

Samvel Harutyunyan, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, professor, Chairman of Science State Committee since 2007, was born on 19 July 1955.

Major scientific achievements

S.Harutyunyan’s research envelopes are molecular physics, biology and pharmacology, macromolecule biophysics and physics of nucleic acids and its complexes. S.Harutyunyan has been working in theoretical physics field connected with description of difficult biological interactions (transformations) mechanisms and transitions in DNA complexes based on thermodynamic approach. All details of real systems such as 1D polymer structure, DNA heterogeneity, ligands interaction which are adsorbed on DNA and etc. are considered in Harutyunyan’s works. He also analyzed polymer melting and molecular interaction influence over collective transition in biopolymers

S.Harutyunyan is an author of the new research method of specific nucleic acid interaction, which became widely used in many scientific world centres dealing with macromolecule biophysics and molecular biology.

The latest works of S.Harutyunyan are on pharmacology on molecular and cellular levels. They are written in collaboration with scientists from the USA, Canada, England, Italy and Belarus.

S.Harutyunyan about JINR:
“JINR has always played the big role in scientific staff training from Armenia in theoretical physics field, nuclear physics and physics of high energy. The scientific cooperation with JINR opens massive opportunities for direct contacts with many member states from both CIS and non-CIS states. Today we are interested in more active participation of students and postgraduates in Educational Programme brought into play in JINR.”

The plenipotentiaries of the government of the Republic of Armenia in JINR since 1992:

    1992 – 2008
  • Hamlet Vartapetian, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, Chief Scientific Researcher at the Yerevan Physics Institute;

  • 2008 – present day
  • Samvel Harutyunyan, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor of Yerevan State University.
Members of the JINR Scientific Council

Georgi Poghosyan, Director of the Academician A. Sissakian International Centre for Advanced Studies of Yerevan State University, is currently member of the Scientific Council of JINR.

Georgi Poghosyan, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, director of Perspective Research Centre YSU-based, professor in Guadalajara University, member of JINR academic council since 1992, 2008 to present days, was born on 11 July 1952.

Major scientific achievements

Georgi Poghosyan research envelopes are differential equation symmetry, theory of groups, quantum mechanics, theoretical an mathematical physics.

Georgi Poghosyan, in collaboration with L.G. Mardoian, A.N. Sissakian ans V.M. Ter-Antonian, developed for the systems with accidental degeneracy interbasis disintegration theory and found the hidden symmetry in 1D quantum mechanics.

Georgi Poghosyan is an author of more than 100 research articles and monography (with L.G. Mardoian, A.N. Sisakian ans V.M. Ter-Antonian as co-authors) “Quantum Systems with the hidden symmetry” (Physmathlit, 2006).

In last decade Georgi Poghosyan’s works are dedicated to theory of supraintegrated systems in space of constant warp and contractions of algebras and Lie groups. In 2001 in collaboration with P.Winterniz, A.A.Ismestiev and A.N.Sissakian won the First JINR award for Theoretical Physics for the set of works on “Separation of Variables and Lie Algebras Contractions”.

Members of the Scientific Council from Armenia since 1992 were

  • Georgi S. Poghosyan, Candidate of physical and mathematical sciences, Senior Researcher of BLTP JINR;

  • 1992 – 1993, 2007
  • Grach T. Torosyan, Senior Researcher of the Yerevan Physics Institute;

  • 1992 – 2003
  • Vladimir V. Papoyan, Doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, professor of the Yerevan State University;

  • 1993
  • Valery M. Ter-Antonyan, Doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, professor of the Yerevan State University;

  • 2007 – 2008
  • Gamlet A. Vartapetyan, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, researcher of the Paris Radium Institute, Director of a laboratory, Chief Researcher, Deputy Director of the Yerevan Physics Institute, professor and Head of a department of the Yerevan State University;

  • 2008 – present day
  • Georgi S. Poghosyan, Doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, Director, Academician A. Sissakian International Centre for Advanced Studies of Yerevan State University, professor of the University of Guadalajara (Guadalajara, Mexico).
National groups

The languages of international communication at JINR are Russian and English. However, one can hear the speech in many languages in Dubna, including the languages of JINR Member States when the countrymen, the representatives of the same expatriates’ community (the national groups of JINR), meet each other.

Over the years of existence of JINR the national groups have developed their traditions, forms of cooperation and collaboration with other national groups. Their leaders, appointed by the plenipotentiaries of the JINR Member States play an organizing role in the life of national groups.

  • Edik A. Hayryan
    Head of the national group of Armenia, Head of Sector, LIT JINR

  • +7 (496) 216-48-75


  • Kirakosian Margarit
    Deputy Head of the national group of Armenia, programmer, LIT JINR

  • +7 (496) 216-48-75


Being in constant contact with plenipotentiaries, embassies of the JINR Member States, JINR Directorate and management services, they take part in the solution of the problems connected with the stay of their colleagues-countrymen and their families in Russia, with the organization of their life and leisure.

The Council of the leaders of the national groups meets periodically. The representatives of the Directorate and the services of the Institute are invited to its meetings. The agenda includes the discussion of the urgent problems of the collaborators from the JINR Member States. Due to this, the Directorate is able to make adequate decisions in time.

On the occasions of major public holidays of the JINR Member States, the national groups arrange receptions. These festive events are held accompanied by art exhibitions, photo exhibitions, and enrich JINR staff members’ knowledge about the JINR Member States, their people and culture.

National Holidays

The most celebrated traditional Azerbaijani holidays are:

  • New Year – 1-2 January;
  • Christmas – 6 January;
  • Day of the Armenian Army – 28 January;
  • Genocide Remembrance Day – 24 April;
  • Victory Day – 9 May;
  • Republic Day – 28 May;
  • Constitution Day – 5 July;
  • Independence Day – 21 September;
  • Earthquake Victims Remembrance Day – 7 December.

Contact Information on the Embassies

Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in the Russian Federation:

Russian Embassy in Armenia: