Presidents prizeLevon S. Aramyan

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Date of birth: 8 January 1991; Yerevan, Armenia.
Marrital status: Married.
Affiliation: Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia
Address: 27  Melkumov, apt. 96, 0097 Yerevan, Armenia


Since June 14, 2012: Ph.D. student at Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory
June 1, 2012: Master of physics at the YSU
July 8, 2010: Bachelor of physics and pedagogics at the Yerevan State University


2012: 2012 Annual Educational Award of the President of the Republic of Armenia in IT Sphere. The Best Master student, 2nd prize.
2012: “Barepasht usanogh” Scholarship.
2010: “Barepasht usanogh” Scholarship.
2003-2007: Awarded with 28 diploma and prizes for olimpiads of mathematics, physics, informatics/programming and astronomy.


2012: Collaborative Bilateral Research Project of the State Committee of Science (SCS) of the Republic of Armenia and the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

topic: “Supernovae Host Galaxies in the SDSS DR8”.

Teams: Daniel Kunth (co-PI), Gary Mamon, Valérie de Lapparent (France)

Artashes Petrosian (co-PI), Artur Hakobyan, Levon Aramyan (Armenia)2011:The Armenian National Science & Education Fund (ANSEF)

Topic: Characterizing Supernova Progenitors via their Host Galaxies from the SDSS DR7 Galaxies.

Members: A. Hakobyan (P.I.), V. Adibekyan, L. Aramyan, A. Petrosian.2010:The Armenian National Science & Education Fund (ANSEF)

Topic: Different Type of Supernovae, Stellar Population and Star Formation in


Members: A. Hakobyan (P.I.), M. Gevorgyan, L. Aramyan, A. Petrosian.


2012: had 2 seminars in November 13 and 15 in Galaxy Club (IAP, France) with following topics: “The association of        different types of SNe with spiral structure of the host and star forming regions” and “On the nature of unconfirmed SNe”
2012: was participated in Fourth Byurakan International Summer School (4BISS), September 15-23, 2012, Byurakan (Armenia)
2012: has a talk in 6th Workshop of Young Reaserchers in Astronomy and Astrophysics, “The Multi-wavelength Universe from Starbirth to Star Death, 03-06 September 2012, Budapest, Hungary
2011: Observational training in Asiago Observatory, July 11-15, Asiago, Italy
2011: was participated in Asiago Workshop on Symbiotic stars, July 10 – 11, 2011, Asiago, Italy
2011: was participated in IAU Symposium 281, “Binary Paths to Type Ia Supernovae Explosions”,  July 3 – 8, 2011, Padova, Italy
2011: Research internship in Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Italy, from May 28 to August 26
2010: Was participated in ISYA-2010 (32nd International School for Young Astronomers)



  1. Aramyan, L.S., Petrosyan, A.R., Hakobyan, A.A., et al., “On the nature of unconfirmed SNe”, Astrophysics, 2013 (submitted for publication).
     2.  Hakobyan, A.A., Adibekyan, V.Zh., Aramyan, L.S., et al., “Supernovae and their host galaxies. I. The SDSS DR8 database and statistics”, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 544, id.A81, 2012.
     3.  Valenti, S., Taubenberger, S., Pastorello, A., Aramyan, L., et al., “A Spectroscopically Normal Type Ic Supernova from a Very Massive Progenitor”, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 749, Issue 2, article id. L28, 2012.

Conference proceedings:

     1.  Hakobyan, A.A., Adibekyan, V.Zh., Petrosian, A.R., Aramyan, L.S., Mamon, G.A., Kunth, D., Turatto, M., “The SN host galaxies in SDSS DR7”, Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris XXVIth Annual Colloquium “Progenitors and environments of stellar explosions”, held Jun 28 – Jul 2, 2010 in Paris, France.


     1.  Hakobyan, A.A., Adibekyan, V.Zh., Aramyan, L.S., et al., “Supernovae and their hosts in the SDSS DR8 (Hakobyan+, 2012)”, VizieR On-line Data Catalog, 2012.


October 2011: With Avetik Grigoryan has founded the “Space” club in Mkhitar Sebastatsi educational complex, where has started teaching physics, aeronautics, astronomy and astronautics.
March 2012: Has founded educational planetarium of “Space” club in Media-centre of Mkhitar Sebastatsi educational complex.
September 2012:

545761_4636072138451_2035655103_nHeaded the participation of  “Space” club in “Leonardo da Vinci” international innovative competition and won the 2nd prize among 288 projects.October 2012:Organized presentations with mobile planetarium in Vank village, Artsakh.


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