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Armenian group:

cooperation experience



Armen Nersessian

Yerevan State University, Armenia


Theoretical Physics in Armenia




Theoretical physics in Armenia shared common
problems with another areas in physics


in Armenia



Theoretical physics was the best developed field
in physics in Armenia



Theoretical physics in Armenia has been less
destroyed than another fields of physics


Population

We
still have relevant number



of

active
theorists :
~ 60
persons



of

students

:
about
200 Bachelors (about 90 masters
) in
Physics graduate from YSU every year




3
-
5 PhD thesis on theoretical physics per year


*
Active theorist = person uses analytical calculations and


submitted in

arxiv.org
at least 3 paper in last 5 years



In 2007
-
2012 Armenian researchers have got

16 research grants (8 in
theor
. phys.) from
Volkwagenstiftung

and 2 grants for organization of workshops (both in
theor.phys
.)


The B
-
mesons' inclusive rare decays and oscillations,

U.
Nierste

(KIT),
H.Asatrian
, 2012


Infinite
-
Dimensional Symmetries, Gauge/String Theories and Dualities
,


H.Nicolai
,
S.Theisen
,
W.Ruhl
,
R.Manvelyan,R.Mkrtchyan,R.Poghossian

(
YerPhI
)


Equilibrium and non
-
equilibrium behavior of single
-

and double
-
stranded biological
molecules
, 2011
R.Netz

(Free
U.Berlin
),
E.Mamasakhlisov

(YSU)


Astrophysics of compact stars: from dense QCD to gravitational waves,

2010,


D.Rischke

(Frankfurt),
K.Shahabazian

(YSU)


Optical information processing, driven by adiabatic interactions between light and matter
,
2010 T.
Halfmann

(
Tech.U
. Darmstadt),
G.Grigoryan

(Inst. of Physical Research)


Algebraic and geometric properties of (conformal) mechanics with extended
supersymmetry



2009 O.
Lechtenfeld

(Hannover), A.N.,
T.Hakobyan
,
V.Ohanyan

(YSU)


Relaxation of spin
-
polarized carriers in quantum Hall effect systems
,


2007 J. Fabian (Regensburg),
S.Badalyan

(YSU)


Quantum thermodynamics: energy and information flow at
nanoscale

2007


G.Mahler

(Stuttgart U.), D.
Janzing

(Karlsruhe U.), A.
Allahverdyan

(
YerPhI
)


Demography



Drastical

drop down of the number of
active theorists




Age
Disbalance




51
-
63 years old ~ 20




41
-
50 ~ 10




35
-
40 ~ 5



Consequences




Decay
of existed internal collaborations. Individual integration
in the Western groups.





This assume frequent relatively long visits abroad, which does
not allow active teaching and thesis advise. These
responsibilities are delegated to less advanced theorists.



We almost

lost
relatively young theoretical physics
community. Best students
prefare

to
make their PhD abroad
or escape in IT






DANGEROUS!





Theoretical Physics in Armenia




could collapsed




within one (realistic) or two (optimistic) decades.




We see the solution in :


Inter
-
disciplinary cooperation



Inter
-
institutional cooperation



Regional cooperation

In

September,

2006

we

established,

at

an

informal

frame,

the

group

for

the

Interdisciplinary

studies

in

theoretical

physics
.

In

September,

2007

on

its

basis,

the

University

Center

of

Excellence

on


Algebraic

and

geometric

studies

for

condensed

matter

physics”

(see

http
:
//theorphislab
-
ysu
.
info)
,

was

created


which

was

funded

by

CRDF
-
NFSAT

grant
.

After

the

project

has

been

expired,

the

group

became

the

part

of

the

Laboratory

of

Theoretical

Physics

of

of

YSU
.




Our

Training

Network

Team

includes

senior

members

of

that

group,

and

our

main

partners
:


Armen

Allahverdyan

(Yerevan

Physics

Institute)


Evgeny

Mamasakhlisov

(Lab
.

of

biopolymers,

YSU,

http
:
//molphys
-
ysu
.
info)




Team



Team members

Tigran

Hakobyan

(1965)
: spin lattice systems, quantum


groups, numerical methods,
integrable

systems

A.N
.
:
Integrable


systems,
quantum mechanics, Hamiltonian



methods

Vadim

Ohanyan

(1976)
: spin lattice systems ,
integrable

systems

Gor

Sarkissian

(1972
,
since 2011): CFT, Topological field
Theories

David
Karakhanyan

(1964
,
since
2012, YSU &
YerPhI
): string/QFT


high
-
energy QCD. quantum
groups,
integrable

systems


+

Evgeny

Mamasakhlisov

(1964,
Chair
of Biophysics, YSU),




biopolymers

Armen
Allahverdyan

(1973,
YerPhI
)
,
statistical physics
thermodynamics, information theory, biophysics and
everything



Internal Cooperation


Regular weekly seminar: 160+ talks



This allowed us to find problems of common interest between group
members, resulted in collaborative papers with each other and with
other Armenian theorists


Since 2007 group members published about 60 papers (+37+20)

researchers from 3 Armenian and 17 foreign institutions


Internal Cooperation

Hakobyan

Ohanyan

Nersessian

Karakhanyan

At September 2006:


No internal collaborations

At the current moment


Yeghikyan

Sarkissian

Allahverdyan

Mamasakhlisov

Partner Institutions

JINR (
Dubna
), Tomsk Polytechnic University

LOMI (St.
-
P
etersburg)

Hannover, Wuppertal,
Goettingen
, Hamburg, Leipzig U.

INFN
-

Laboratori

Nazionali

di
Frascati


CBPF (Rio de Janeiro),
Lavras
,
S
ao Andre U. (Brazil)

Hebry

University (Jerusalem)

Czech Technical University

Lviv

Nat. University

Aarus

University (Denmark)

External
Collaboration. Main Institutions

Dubna

Hamburg

Frascati

Tomsk

Hakobyan

Ohanyan

Nersessian

Sarkissian

Goettingen

Hebrew U

Hannover

Aarus

Wuppertal




Allahverdyan

Mamasakhlisov

Karakhanyan

St.Petersburg

Leipzig

2007
-

2013


Glasgow

Fri U, Berlin

XXX

Workshops


Supersymmetry

in
Integrable

Systems



24
-
28.08.10 Yerevan,


1
-
4.08.11 Hannover


27
-
31.08.12
-
Yerevan


August 2013, Hannover (expected)


“Armenia
-
Dubna
: Problems of
I
ntegrable

Systems”

24
-
25 .12.12,
Dubna

21
-
23.12.13,
Dubna
, expected


“Physical Concepts of Nucleic
-
Acid Structure and Behavior”
(27
-
29 May, 2013, Yerevan)


VIP in Armenian Math. Phys.

Ruben
Manvelyan
,
higher spin theories


Ruben
Mkrtchyan

u
niversal
L
ie groups


Ruben
Poghossian
,
CFT


Aram
Saharian
,
Casimir

effect


Additional Financial Support





3

Volkswagen
Stiftung

Grants


3 Grants from CRDF
-
NFSAT:



INTAS Grant




8 grants from ANSEF (Armenian National fund for
Education and Science based in New York)



3

Grants from State Committee of Science

Regional
research
cooperation




ICTP Regional Network

Novel approaches to
mesoscopic

phenomena


Armenia
-

Iran
-
Morocco
-

Turkey


since
2012


We plan to extend it in 2013 by Ukrainian, Georgian and
Moldovan groups

Computer Cluster

Characteristics



Blader

system with
Infiniband



8 computer modules, 8
Gb

RAM each


16 processors Intel E5405 (2GHz, 4 cores)



Total capacity 512
Gflops





Events in 2013


Physical Concepts of Nucleic
-
Acid Structure and Behavior”
27
-
29
May, 2013,
Yerevan


International
School on

“Symmetry
in
Integrable

Systems
and Nuclear
Physics”
,


3


13 July,
Tsakhkadzor



The modern physics of compact stars and relativistic
gravity”,
18
-
21 September, Yerevan



Aspects of black hole physics”,
23
-
24 September, Yerevan



The end





Welcome
in Armenia



Thank you for your attention