Felix A. Aharonian

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Felix A. Aharonian (born 23 May 1952) is a physicist and astrophysicist. He is a recognized authority on the origin of cosmic rays,[1] and has written books and research papers on astroparticle physics, and cosmology.

Born in Yerevan, Armenia (former USSR), Aharonian received his Ph.D. from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute[2] and is Professor of Astrophysics, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS), Dublin, Ireland[3] and Head of High Energy Astrophysics Theory Group, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK), Heidelberg, Germany.[4]

Professional Activities



Very High Energy Cosmic Gamma Radiation: A Crucial Window on the Extreme Universe
hardcover: 495 pages, World Scientific (2004) ISBN 978-981-256-173-2

TeV gamma-ray astrophysics: theory and observations presented at the Heidelberg workshop, October 3-7, 1994
co-author with Heinrich J. Völk
hardcover, 450 pages, Kluwer Academic Publishers (1996) ISBN 978-0-7923-3854-3

Astrophysics at Very High Energies: Saas-Fee Advanced Course 40. Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy
with co-authors Lars Bergström, Charles Dermer, Roland Walter, Marc Türler
hardcover: 373 pages, Springer Science & Business Media (2013) ISBN 978-3-642-36134-0

Selected literature

  • The Crab Nebula and Pulsar between 500 GeV and 80 TeV: Observations with the HEGRA Stereoscopic Air Cerenkov Telescopes[15]
  • 40th Saas-Fee Course: Astrophysics at Very High Energies[16]


Contemporary Authors, vol. 13 (1984)[17]


  1. ^ Viktor Ambartsumian International Prize Committee
  2. ^ Curriculum Vitae of Felix A. Aharonian at High Energy Astrophysics Theory Group at MPIK Heidelberg
  3. ^ Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies - Astronomy and Astrophysics Section
  4. ^ High Energy Astrophysics at MPIK Heidelberg
  5. ^ International Journal of Modern Physics D, Editorial Board
  6. ^ Armenian Astronomical Society
  7. ^ Armenian Astronomical Society membership list
  8. ^ The H.E.S.S. Collaboration (F. Aharonian listed under Germany, Ireland and Armenia)
  9. ^ Office of the President of the Republic of Armenia / RA Presidential award
  10. ^ Yerevan Physics Institute
  11. ^ Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies - H.E.S.S.
  12. ^ High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD) American Astronomical Society (AAS) Rossi Prize Winners Archived April 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ Armenian National Academy of Sciences, 18.07.2014, Yerevan, Armenia
  14. ^ Astronomy & Geophysics, Volume 50 Issue 6, Pp. 6.6
  15. ^ The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 614 no. 2
  16. ^ 40th Saas-Fee Course, Course 1, Lecture 1
  17. ^ Contemporary Authors. 13. Gale Research. 1984. ISBN 0-8103-1942-X. 

External links

  • Microsoft Academic Search
  • High Energy Astrophysics at MPIK Heidelberg
  • Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies / Astronomy and Astrophysics
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