Victor Hambartsumian

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Viktor Amazaspovich Ambartsumian (Armenian: Վիկտոր Համբարձումյան; 18 September 1908 - August 12, 1996) was an Armenian Soviet astrophysicist.[1] He was one of the founders of theoretical astrophysics. Ambartsumian worked in the field of physics of stars and nebulae and stellar astronomy.[2] He was the founder of the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory.[1] He was a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1953, corresponding member since 1939). He was also a member of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences and its president (1947-1993).

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Joseph S. Tenn (21 March 2014). "Viktor Amazaspovich Ambartsumian; 1960 Bruce Medalist". Department of Physics and Astronomy, Sonoma State University. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  2. "Victor AMBARTSUMIAN (1908-1996)". Armenian Astronomical Society. Retrieved 8 February 2015.