Republic of Armenia

General information on collaboration

The Republic of Armenia, as part of the USSR, joined JINR following the agreement signed on 26 March 1956. As a sovereign state, the Republic of Armenia has been a Member State of JINR since 1992.

The priority but not the only areas of cooperation between Armenia and JINR are theoretical physics and experimental elementary particle physics. Armenian researchers take part in many large projects carried out by JINR: COMPASS, ATLAS, IREN and others. Being a JINR Member State, Armenia takes part in the key CERN experiments, including CMS, ALICE, in which scientific groups of the National Scientific Laboratory (Yerevan Physical Institute) represent the country. In addition to the Yerevan Physical Institute, the Yerevan State University, the Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of the National Academy of Sciences, the Russian-Armenian (Slavic) University, and others actively cooperate with JINR. Joint projects are carried out by Armenian specialists working at JINR, as well as specialists coming to Dubna for short business trips.

Armenia and JINR organise joint conferences and workshops, including the regular conference “Symmetry Methods in Physics” held in Yerevan since 2001, “Supersymmetry in Integrable Systems” (held alternately in Yerevan, Dubna, and Hanover since 2010). There were also the Sissakian readings (2004, Ashtarak, Armenia), as well as large-scale regular forums exclusively held in Yerevan, including XXVII International Colloquium “Theoretical and Group Methods in Physics” (2008), IX International Conference “Quantum Theory and Symmetry” (2015), XV International Workshop “Supersymmetries and Quantum Symmetries” (2019), V International Conference “Modern Problems of Genetics, Radiobiology, Radioecology, and Evolution” (2021). In 2003, the European School of High-Energy Physics (CERN-JINR) was held in Armenia.

Many Armenian researchers take part in conferences organised by JINR in Dubna and in the Member States.

Young Armenian scientists, undergraduates, and postgraduates participate in the JINR schools and pass training at the JINR University Centre. Since 1992, about 20 researchers from Armenia have prepared and defended their dissertations at JINR.

  Digest of JINR events in Armenia in 2023


  • Sergei V. Shmatov
    Executive of the contacts with the Republic of Armenia, Director of the Meshcheryakov Laboratory of Information Technologies, JINR

  • +7 (496) 216-40-19


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 2023:

  • Theoretical Physics
    Cooperation on 5 themes
  • Elementary Particle Physics and Relativistic Nuclear Physics
    Сooperation on 6 themes
  • Nuclear physics
    Сooperation on 1 theme
  • Condensed Matter Physics, Radiation and Radiobiological Research
    Cooperation on 6 themes
  • Networking, Computing, Computational Physics
    Cooperation on 3 themes
  • Educational Programme
    Cooperation on 1 theme
Plenipotentiary representative

The Plenipotentiary representative of the government of the Republic of Armenia in JINR from 2020 to the present day is Sargis Hayotsyan, Chairman of the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia.

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 – 2020
  • Samvel Harutyunyan, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor of Yerevan State University.

  • 2020 – present day
  • Sargis Hayotsyan, Chairman of the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia.
Members of the JINR Scientific Council

Armen Nersessian, Doctor of Science (Physics), Leading Researcher at A. Alikhanyan National Science Laboratory of Yerevan Physics Institute, is currently the member of the Scientific Council of JINR from Armenia.

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 – 2021
  • 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);

  • 2021 – present time
  • Armen Nersessian, Leading Researcher, A. Alikhanyan National Science Laboratory, Yerevan Physics Institute.
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: