The Institute for Physical Research (IPR)
The Institute for Physical Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia is dedicated to undertaking high-quality research in the fields of laser physics and material science, and disseminating the findings that address significant global challenges.
IPR is a state research organization founded in 1968 by the famous Academician M.L. Ter-Mikaelyan. Over the intervening years, the Institute has expanded to encompass 12 scientific laboratories and conducted many pioneering investigations in the fields of laser physics, nonlinear optics, and growth and study of crystals for quantum electronics. Today, IPR is one of the leading research organizations in Armenia and has 165 employees including 107 scientific staff. Our scientific staff include 17 Doctors of Science, 43 Candidates, and 9 PhD students. 35 of our researchers are below the age of 35 years.
The institute's main research topics include:
- atomic physics, laser spectroscopy
- quantum and nonlinear optics, photonics
- quantum information
- matter wave physics
- interaction of radiation with matter
- new solid-state lasers, laser materials and schemes
- growth and characterization of laser and scintillation crystals
- thin film structures for microelectronics and laser technologies
- solid state physics, organic ferromagnetism
- high-temperature superconductivity
- synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials
- scientific instrumentation
We have been actively involved in over 40 international grant programmes within the last 5 years, including FP7, ISTC, INTAS, CRDF, NFSAT, Volkswagen, ANSEF and SCOPES. Also, we hold the Basic Chair of Quantum and Optical Electronics of the Russian-Armenian University. Currently, we have bilateral collaborations with the following countries: France, Germany, USA, Italy, UK, Russia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Poland, Japan, Spain, Australia, Switzerland, Croatia, Canada, Taiwan, Greece and others. In particular, the CNRS LIA (French-Armenian International Associated Laboratory) has proved an especially fruitful international collaboration for us.
We produce over 100 publications per year, including 50 in refereed journals which is a great accomplishment for the institute. The annual international conference “Laser Physics” is organized and hosted by us, which enjoys participation from many of the major scientists in this field from all over the world. Additionally, we receive at IPR over 30 visits each year from international scientists.
News & Events
IPERA Steering committee meeting
IPERA Steering committee meeting held place in Dijon, France, on January 9-10, 2014 with participation of SCS and NAS, Armenia and BMBF, Germany...
LP 2012 opening
The opening of the annual international conference Laser Physics 2012 has been on October 9-th in the Institute for Physical Research. This...
Laser Physics 2012
The international conference Laser Physics 2012 will be held in Ashtarak, Armenia, on October 9-12.
The conference program will cover all...
Frontiers in Optics & Photonics
The International Advanced School on Frontiers in Optics & Photonics is going to held in 2 -7 July, 2012 in Yerevan - Ashtarak,...