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Posted 16 September 2004 - 08:51 PM

Yervant Terzian
Yervant Terzian is the David C. Duncan Professor in the Physical Sciences in the Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences at Cornell University, where he was Department Chairperson from 1979 to 1999.

Terzian's fields of expertise include planetary nebulae, physics of the interstellar medium, galaxies, and radio astronomy. He has been a Visiting Professor at various universities including the University of Montreal (Canada), the University of Thessaloniki (Greece), and the University of Florence (Italy). He has been Chairman or member of numerous national and international scientific committees affiliated with NASA, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the International Astronomical Union. He has been President of Cornell's Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society; Chairman of Cornell's Research Policies Committee; and a Research Professor with the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union, the International Union of Radio Science, the American Astronomical Society, and the Hellenic Astronomical Society. He served as a Scientific Editor of The Astrophysical Journal from 1989 to 1999.

Professor Terzian is also a dedicated teacher. In 1984, he received the Clark Distinguished Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 1996, he was appointed Director of NASA's New York Space Grant Program to enhance science education. In a lighter vein, he is famous among colleagues for his collections of student humor. One of his favorites is from a student evaluation, which expressed admiration for the professor's ability to maintain "a phony Armenian accent for the entire semester."

Terzian received his Ph.D. in astronomy from Indiana University. He has been awarded Honorary Doctor of Science degrees from Indiana University (1989), the Yerevan State University in Armenia (1994), the University of Thessaloniki in Greece (1997), and from Union College (1999). In 1990, he was elected Foreign Member of the Armenian Academy of Sciences. He is the author or co-author of more than 200 scientific publications and the editor of six books, including Carl Sagan's Universe.


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Posted 02 December 2015 - 11:00 AM

ARMENIAN ASTRONOMER AWARDED NASA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

2 hours ago 01/12/15

Professor Yervant Terzian

NEW YORK--Dr. Yervant Terzian, the David C. Duncan Professor in the
Physical Sciences, Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, was
awarded to NASA Lifetime Achievement Award last month. He is one of
the prominent modern astronomers, known in the fields of physics of
the interstellar medium, planetary nebulae, galaxies, radio astronomy,
and others.

He is one of the Armenian Astronomical Society Co-Presidents and the
Chairman of the Research Council of Armenian National Science and
Education Fund.

Terzian was born on February 9, 1939, in Alexandria, Egypt. His father
was an Armenian and his mother, a Greek; hence, having Armenian-Greek
origin, Terzian is considered both as a great Armenian and Greek
astronomer. He finished the Kalousdian Armenian School in Cairo,
then studied at the American University also in Cairo, and in 1960,
he received the B.Sc. from the Physics/Mathematics Department of this
University. Then he moved to the USA and in 1963 he received his M.Sc.

and later on, in 1965, his Ph.D. degrees in Astronomy from the
Indiana University.

The NASA Lifetime Achievement Award

Since 1965, Terzian's research and teaching is connected to the
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. In 1965-1967, he was a research
associate at the Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico; in 1967-1972:
Assistant Professor of Astronomy; in 1968-1974: Assistant Director of
the Center for Radiophysics and Space Research of the same University;
in 1972-1977: Associate Professor of Astronomy; in 1973-1974: Visiting
Professor of Astronomy at the University of Montreal, Canada; in 1974
(Feb-July): Visiting Professor of Astronomy at the University of
Thessaloniki, Greece; in 1974-1979: Graduate Faculty Representative,
Astronomy and Space Sciences, Cornell University; and since 1977 he
is Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University.

Prof. Terzian's scientific fields are quite broad: from planetary
nebulae (PNe) and pulsars to galaxy pairs and quasars. His studies have
been carried out mainly in radio, however many papers are devoted to
IR, optical, and UV observations as well. Among his largest studies
and most important results one would mention:

The Armenian National Science and Education Fund (ANSEF) was
established in 1999, in New York City, by a group of Armenian academic
and other intellectuals, Yervant Terzian among them. ANSEF provides
peer reviewed research awards to support scientific, technological
and scholarly research. Since the beginning, ANSEF Research Council
is chaired by Prof. Terzian. During 2001-2008, grants to about 200
projects have been awarded, USD 5000 to each. Altogether, more than
500 senior and junior scientists and scholars have benefited from
this support. In the field of astronomy and astrophysics, ANSEF has
supported 24 projects involving more than 60 scientists from BAO and
Yerevan State University.

The Armenian Astronomical Society (ArAS) also was established in 1999,
however officially registered in 2001. Since the beginning, Prof.

Terzian was one of the initiators and active members of ArAS. In
2002, during the first annual meeting, there was a decision to have
three Co-Presidents; Prof. Terzian was elected one of them and since
then is an ArAS Co-President. He strongly supports the existence and
activities of the Society and plays an important role in contacts
between astronomers living in Armenia and abroad. In 2004, Terzian
established the ArAS Annual Prize for Young Astronomers and since
then sponsors it. Fourteen young scientists have received this prize,
which we could call "Yervant Terzian prize."

http://asbarez.com/1...d5ecf-408130361
 



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Posted 01 July 2018 - 07:33 AM

Cornell Chronicle, Cornell University
June 27, 2018
 
 
NASA awards its highest honor to Yervant Terzian
 
By Linda B. Glaser |
 
June 27, 2018  
 
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NASA has announced it will award the Distinguished Public Service Medal, its highest honor, to astronomer Yervant Terzian, the Tisch Distinguished Professor Emeritus. The medal will be presented by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston on Aug. 2. The ceremony will be broadcast live at noon EDT on NASA TV.

“Dr. Yervant Terzian has dedicated his life to education, public service and scientific research,” according to NASA in its award citation. “He has used his enthusiasm for space exploration and education to bring inspirational experiences to students and the general public across the country.”

NASA continued: “Dr. Yervant Terzian has made an indelible impact on education and inspiring young minds. … He has evoked comprehension and wonder in his students and in his public audiences. These accomplishments and his eminent humanity prove Dr. Terzian worthy of this Distinguished Public Service Medal.”

Terry Herter, chair and professor of astronomy, agrees. “Dr. Terzian has been a relentless, eloquent ambassador for the sciences over his entire career, reaching and influencing undergraduates, graduate students, colleagues and the general public. This is a very well-deserved award.”

Terzian has served on eight NASA committees, including the Hubble Space Telescope Fellowship Committee, NASA’s Diversity in Science Education and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Radio Astronomy Evaluation Committee. For 20 years, Terzian directed the NASA New York Space Grant Consortium, comprising 19 universities and five industries and science centers. In 2012, the 52 state NASA Space Grant directors elected Terzian chairman.

“The Space Grant has been very successful in implementing space programs for the brightest students across New York state to provide them with opportunities to develop their interest in space,” said Terzian. “This is what will keep the United States as the leader.”

For 12 years, Terzian served as a visiting lecturer in astronomy for the American Astronomical Society, traveling across the U.S. enhancing college communities’ scientific understanding of the universe. He has also contributed to dozens of radio and television programs for public listeners, on topics such as life in the universe, NASA and the space program, the U.S. space shuttle program, and the state of astronomy.

Terzian said he has been inspired throughout his life by the ancient Greeks and their deductive method of science. “When I was very young and asked my father why there were stars, I was not satisfied with the answers, and I started reading everything I could from the American Library in Cairo,” he explained. “The description of nature through our science, through our scientific methods, is still young, and we should expect major discoveries in the future. From the work humans have achieved so far, we can deduce that we are not alone in the universe, and the day will come that we will find life in other planets.”

Terzian is known for his studies of stellar evolution and the discovery of regions of hydrogen gas between distant galaxies – a finding that indicated the presence of unseen matter in intergalactic space. His research using national radio astronomy observatories has been supported by NASA and the National Science Foundation. He is the author or co-author of more than 235 scientific publications and the editor of seven books, including “Carl Sagan’s Universe.”

A member of the faculty since 1965, Terzian served as chair of Cornell’s Department of Astronomy from 1979 to 1999. He initiated the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at Cornell, which offers summer research for students, particularly women and members of underrepresented groups.

Among Terzian’s many honors are NASA’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Republic of Armenia’s Gold Medal, its highest honor for scientific achievement. He was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2001.

At Cornell, Terzian has been recognized for the excellence of his teaching with the Clark Distinguished Teaching Award in 1984 and the Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellowship Award in 2001.

Linda B. Glaser is a staff writer for the College of Arts and Sciences.

http://news.cornell....yervant-terzian


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 11:02 AM

NASA Awards its Highest Honor to Astronomer Yervant Terzian
July 1, 2018
ITHACA, NY (Cornell.edu) — NASA has announced it will award the Distinguished Public Service Medal, its highest honor, to astronomer Yervant Terzian, the Tisch Distinguished Professor Emeritus. The medal will be presented by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston on Aug. 2. The ceremony will be broadcast live at noon EDT on NASA TV.

“Dr. Yervant Terzian has dedicated his life to education, public service and scientific research,” according to NASA in its award citation. “He has used his enthusiasm for space exploration and education to bring inspirational experiences to students and the general public across the country.”

NASA continued: “Dr. Yervant Terzian has made an indelible impact on education and inspiring young minds. … He has evoked comprehension and wonder in his students and in his public audiences. These accomplishments and his eminent humanity prove Dr. Terzian worthy of this Distinguished Public Service Medal.”

Terry Herter, chair and professor of astronomy, agrees. “Dr. Terzian has been a relentless, eloquent ambassador for the sciences over his entire career, reaching and influencing undergraduates, graduate students, colleagues and the general public. This is a very well-deserved award.”

Terzian has served on eight NASA committees, including the Hubble Space Telescope Fellowship Committee, NASA’s Diversity in Science Education and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Radio Astronomy Evaluation Committee. For 20 years, Terzian directed the NASA New York Space Grant Consortium, comprising 19 universities and five industries and science centers. In 2012, the 52 state NASA Space Grant directors elected Terzian chairman.

“The Space Grant has been very successful in implementing space programs for the brightest students across New York state to provide them with opportunities to develop their interest in space,” said Terzian. “This is what will keep the United States as the leader.”

For 12 years, Terzian served as a visiting lecturer in astronomy for the American Astronomical Society, traveling across the U.S. enhancing college communities’ scientific understanding of the universe. He has also contributed to dozens of radio and television programs for public listeners, on topics such as life in the universe, NASA and the space program, the U.S. space shuttle program, and the state of astronomy.

Terzian said he has been inspired throughout his life by the ancient Greeks and their deductive method of science. “When I was very young and asked my father why there were stars, I was not satisfied with the answers, and I started reading everything I could from the American Library in Cairo,” he explained. “The description of nature through our science, through our scientific methods, is still young, and we should expect major discoveries in the future. From the work humans have achieved so far, we can deduce that we are not alone in the universe, and the day will come that we will find life in other planets.”

Terzian is known for his studies of stellar evolution and the discovery of regions of hydrogen gas between distant galaxies – a finding that indicated the presence of unseen matter in intergalactic space. His research using national radio astronomy observatories has been supported by NASA and the National Science Foundation. He is the author or co-author of more than 235 scientific publications and the editor of seven books, including “Carl Sagan’s Universe.”

A member of the faculty since 1965, Terzian served as chair of Cornell’s Department of Astronomy from 1979 to 1999. He initiated the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at Cornell, which offers summer research for students, particularly women and members of underrepresented groups.

Among Terzian’s many honors are NASA’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Republic of Armenia’s Gold Medal, its highest honor for scientific achievement. He was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2001.

At Cornell, Terzian has been recognized for the excellence of his teaching with the Clark Distinguished Teaching Award in 1984 and the Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellowship Award in 2001.

 

https://massispost.c...ervant-terzian/



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Posted 03 July 2018 - 03:38 PM

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 03:38 PM

Աստղագետ Երվանդ Թերզյանը կարժանանա ՆԱՍԱ-ի բարձրագույն պարգևին
Նյու Յորքի համալսարանի Թիշ դպրոցի վաստակավոր պրոֆեսոր, աստղագետ Երվանդ Թերզյանը կստանա ՆԱՍԱ-ի` ԱՄՆ Օդագնացության և տիեզերական տարածության հետազոտությունների ազգային գործակալության բարձրագույն պարգևը՝ «Նշանակալի հանրային ծառայության համար» շքանշանը։

Ինչպես հաղորդում է Carlsaganinstitute.org կայքը, շքանշանի հանձնման արարողությունը տեղի կունենա օգոստոսի 2-ին, ՆԱՍԱ-ի՝ Հյուսթոնում գտնվող Ջոնսոնի անվան տիեզերական կենտրոնում:

«Դոկտոր Երվանդ Թերզյանն իր կյանքը նվիրաբերել է կրթությանը, հանրային ծառայությանն ու գիտական հետազոտություններին: Նա իր խանդավառությունն ուղղել է տիեզերքն ուսումնասիրելուն ու կրթությանը։ Դոկտոր Թերզյանն անջնջելի հետք է թողել է երիտասարդ ուղեղներին ոգեշնչելու ու կրթելու հարցում»,- ասված է ՆԱՍԱ-ի տեքստում:

Թերզյանն աշխատել է ՆԱՍԱ-ի ութ հանձնաժողովներում և 20 տարի ղեկավարել ՆԱՍԱ-ի՝ Նյու Յորքի տիեզերական դրամաշնորհների կոնսորցիումը, որի կազմում են 19 համալսարան և գիտական կենտրոններ: 2012 թ. ՆԱՍԱ-ի Տիեզերական դրամաշնորհային 52 նահանգների ղեկավարները Թերզյանին ընտրեցին կոնսորցիումի նախագահ:

«Տիեզերական դրամաշնորհը շատ արդյունավետ էր Նյու Յորք նահանգի ամենախելացի ուսանողների համար՝ տիեզերական ծրագրերի իրականացման գործում, նրանց թույլ տալով զարգացնել տիեզերքի նկատմամբ ունեցած իրենց հետաքրքրությունները»,- ասել է Թերզյանը։

Թերզյանը հայտնի է հեռավոր գալակտիկաների միջև ջրածնային գոտիների իր հայտնագործությամբ, որը ցույց է տալիս միջգալակտիկ տարածության մեջ անտեսանելի նյութի առկայությունը։ Նա հայտնի է նաև աստղային էվոլյուցիայի ոլորտում իր ուսումնասիրություններով։

Թերզյանը հեղինակել և համահեղինակել է ավելի քան 235 գիտական հոդված, յոթ գրքի` այդ թվում՝ «Կառլ Սագանի Տիեզերքը» (Carl Sagan’s Universe) գրքի խմբագիրն է:

Նախկինում Թերզյանը արժանացել է ՆԱՍԱ-ի «Կյանքի ընթացքում ձեռքբերման» (Lifetime Achievement Award) մրցանակին, ինչպես նաև Հայաստանի Հանրապետության գիտական նվաճումների համար բարձրագույն պարգևին:






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