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Victor Ambartsumian

1908 - 1996

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Viktor Amazaspovich Ambartsumian (Russian: Виктор Амазаспович Амбарцумян; Armenian: Վիկտոր Համազասպի Համբարձումյան, Viktor Hamazaspi Hambardzumyan; 18 September [O.S. 5 September] 1908 – 12 August 1996) was a Soviet Armenian astrophysicist and science administrator. One of the 20th century's top astronomers, he is widely regarded as the founder of theoretical astrophysics in the Soviet Union. Educated at Leningrad State University (LSU) and the Pulkovo Observatory, Ambartsumian taught at LSU and founded the Soviet Union's first department of astrophysics there in 1934. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victor Ambartsumian has received more than 50,968 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 55 in 2019). Victor Ambartsumian is the 89th most popular astronomer (down from 77th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Georgia (down from 23rd in 2019) and the most popular Georgian Astronomer.

Victor Ambartsumian was a Russian-Armenian astronomer who was most famous for discovering the Ambartsumian galaxies.

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Among ASTRONOMERS

Among astronomers, Victor Ambartsumian ranks 89 out of 532Before him are Angelo Secchi, Johann Elert Bode, Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr., Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, Johann Adam Schall von Bell, and Vera Rubin. After him are Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth, Robert Luther, Henry Norris Russell, Edward Emerson Barnard, and Varāhamihira.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1908, Victor Ambartsumian ranks 55Before him are Stéphane Grappelli, Mercè Rodoreda, Willard Van Orman Quine, Józef Gosławski, Robert Merle, and Lita Grey. After him are Virginia Cherrill, Bernard Lee, Martha Gellhorn, Masaru Ibuka, Henri, Count of Paris, and Valentin Glushko. Among people deceased in 1996, Victor Ambartsumian ranks 42Before him are Timothy Leary, Helmut Schön, Nevill Francis Mott, Masaki Kobayashi, António de Spínola, and Virginia Henderson. After him are Georges Duby, Hideo Sakai, Virginia Cherrill, Martin Balsam, Mohammad Najibullah, and Greer Garson.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Victor Ambartsumian ranks 24 out of 292Before him are Giya Kancheli (1935), Pharnavaz I of Iberia (-326), Sergei Witte (1849), Herbert Backe (1896), Rusudan of Georgia (1194), and Robert Shavlakadze (1933). After him are Nicholas Marr (1864), Nariman Narimanov (1870), Vakhtang I of Iberia (440), Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia (1866), Murad Bey (1750), and Besarion Jughashvili (1850).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Georgia

Among astronomers born in Georgia, Victor Ambartsumian ranks 1After him are Grigory Neujmin (1886) and Benjamin Markarian (1913).