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Viktor Amazaspovich Ambartsumian (Armenian: Վիկտոր Համբարձումյան; 18 September 1908 - August 12, 1996) was an Armenian Soviet astrophysicist. He was one of the founders of theoretical astrophysics. Ambartsumian worked in the field of physics of stars and nebulae and stellar astronomy. He was the founder of the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory. 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).

Honors

  • He was twice a Hero of Socialist Labor (1968, 1978)
  • National Hero of Armenia (11 October 1994)
  • Twice winner of the Stalin Prize (1946, 1950)
  • In 1960 he was awarded the Bruce medal.
  • Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation (1995)
  • Winner of the Prix Jules Janssen.

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