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Zhores Alferov Becomes Professor Emeritus of the Russian-Armenian University
13.10.2011 11:48
Zhores Alferov Becomes Professor Emeritus of the Russian-Armenian University
Zhores Alferov receiving the Nobel Prize, 2000

Zhores Alferov, an outstanding physicist and inventor and a 2000 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics, has been elected a Professor Emeritus of the Russian-Armenian University in Yerevan. The degree was awared to Alferov for his ground-breaking research in semiconductor heterostructures and Quantum Electronics, outstanding contributions to the Physical Science globally, and for stregthening the ties between Russia and Armenia.

      The rector of the University, Armen Darbinyan, said it was "just great" that there is Zhores Alferov. Inspired by his work, the University has opened a Faculty of Physics in 2003 that now boasts a few outstanding scientists.

      Zhores Alferov, 81, received his award in person, adding that it was very interesting and dear to him to visit the Russian-Armenian University. He also delivered a lecture on the semiconductor heterostructes revolution in the 20th c. "This revolution has led to important socio-economic changes, it changed the way we lead our everyday lives", he explained.

      SourceCultura TV Channel.


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