Graduate, State University Yerevan, 1969; diploma in physics, Moscow State University, 1972; Doctor of Philosophy, Moscow State University, 1980.
Scientist, Yerevan Physics Institute, since 1975. Visiting scientist European Organization of Nuclear Research, Geneva, since 1987.
Married Nina Arshaluys Dadayan, June 21, 1971 (divorced 1991). Children: Gaiane, Anna. Married Arabelle Aline Vinolo, December 22, 1994.