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Viktor Amazaspovich Ambartsumian

Viktor Ambartsumian, USSR Astrophysicist. Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences and member and president of the Armenian Academy of Sciences.

Background

  • Ambartsumian, Viktor was born on September 18, 1908 in Tiflis.

  • Education

    • Educated at Leningrad University and taught there until 1944.

    Career

    • Thereafter professor at Erevan University. Founder and director of Biurakan Observatory, 1946. Vice-president of the International Astronomical Union, 194855.

      President of the International Astronomical Union, 1961-1964. Member of many international scientific bodies, widely known as an outstanding modern specialist in astronomy and astrophysics.

    Religion

    Religiously inspired people justify violence, resist social changes, and attack on science.

    Views

    Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.

    Membership

    Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences and member and president of the Armenian Academy of Sciences.
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    Born September 18, 1908
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