Upcoming Lectures/Presentations

Evaluating & Understanding Science in Armenia

By Dr. Hrayr Azizbekyan
Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 7:30PM
In the Aram and Anahis D. Boolghoorjian Hall of the Merdinian School:
13330 Riverside Dr., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Direction: Exit Woodman on 101 FWY; go North 1 block, turn Right on Riverside Dr.


The presentation is an attempt to connect well-known facts about the history of Armenia with their impact on cultural heritage of scientific, engineering, and educational communities. It also presents the organizational structure and the latest modern developments in the R&D, IT and educational communities and infrastructure. The potential for technology transfer opportunities will also be presented. The importance of development of the scientific community will be highlighted and cooperation scenarios of civil society, diaspora and organizational communities will be discussed. A case study will be shown taken from the Institute for Physical Research (IPR) of National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Aarmenia (NAS RA).

Dr. Hrayr Azizbekyan is a researcher at the Matter Wave Physics Laboratory and the head of the Scientific Engineering Group of IPR NAS RA. He has studied theoretical physics in Yerevan State University, as well as in the Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Lorraine and a Ph.D. from IPR NAS. Hrayr has extensive experience in programming and various engineering applications in Industry. He also has experience in teaching and lecturing in public school program, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and Yerevan State University. Dr. Azizbekyan’s civic experiences include student chapter management of the Optical Society of America and The International Society for Optics and Photonics, active participation in events supporting science and education in Armenia, civil society platform building for the scientific community and the creation of platforms for the dissemination of science.

Disclaimer: The Merdinian School is not the sponsor of this event and any opinions expressed during the event are not those of the School.