Viktor A. Ambartsumian Bibliography

Papers

There is a 1987 oral history interview at the AIP Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Other References: Historical

Akopian, A.A. & Elma S. Parsamian, “On the 100-th anniversary of the birth of Academician V. A. Ambartsumian,” Astrophysics 52, 322-34 (2009).

Ambartsumian, Viktor Amazaspovich, Razvitie Astronomii V SSSR, 1917-1967 (Nauka, Moscow, 1967).

Blaauw, Adriaan, History of the IAU: The Birth and First Half-Century of the IAU," (Kluwer, Boston, 1994).

Arp, Halton, “Ambartsumian’s Greatest Insight—The Origin of Galaxies,” in Active Galactic Nucleiand Related Phenomena, Proceedings of IAU Syposium 194, held 17-21 Aug. 1998, in Yerevan, Armenia. Edited by Y. Terzian, E. Khachikian, and D. Weedman, (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, 1999), pp. 473-77.

Boyarchuk, A, “Influence of V. A. Ambartsumian on the Development of Astronomy,” in Y. Terzian, E. Khachikian, and D. Weedman, eds., Active Galactic Nuclei and Related Phenomena, Proceedings of IAU Syposium 194, held 17-21 Aug. 1998, in Yerevan, Armenia (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, 1999), pp. 467-72.

Eremeeva, A. I., “Political Repression and Personality: The History of Political Repression Against Soviet Astronomers,“ J. Hist. Astron. 26, 297-324 (1995).

Gorelik, Gennady E. & Victor Ya. Frenkel, Matvei Petrovich Bronstein and Soviet Theoretical Physics in the Thirties. Birkhäuser Verlag, Boston, 1994.

Harutyunian, H.A., “Ambartsumian’s Paradigm for the Activity of Galactic Nuclei and the Evolution of Galaxies,” Astrophysics 52, 307-21 (2009).

Harutyunian, Haik A. & Areg M. Mickaelian, “V.A. Ambartsumian and the Activity of Galactic Nuclei,” in H.A. Harutyunian, A.M. Mickaelian & Y. Terzian, eds., Evolution of Cosmic Objects through their Physical Activity, Proceedings of the Conference dedicated to Viktor Ambartsumian’s 100th anniversary, held 15-18 Sep 2008 in Yerevan and Byurakan, Armenia ("Gitutyun" Publishing House of NAS RA, Yerevan, 2010), pp. 134-51 [abstract].

Iwanowska, Wilhemina, “Ambartsumian’s Views on Structure and Evolution of the Universe,“ in P. Flin & H.W. Duerbeck, eds., Morphological Cosmology. Proceedings of the XIth Cracow Cosmological School held in Cracow, Poland, Aug. 22-31, 1988 (Springer-Verlag, Berlin & New York, 1989), pp. 399-404.

Khachikian, E. Ye., “Ambartsumyan’s Concept of Active Galactic Nuclei,” Astrophysics 53, 1-17 (2010).

McCutcheon, Robert A., “The 1936-37 Purge of Soviet Astronomers,“ Slavic Review 50, 1, 100-117 (1991).

Medvedev, Z.A., Soviet Science (W.W. Norton, 1978).

Muradyan, R.M., “Origin of Galactic Rotation in the Ambartsumyan Cosmogony,” Astrofizika 11, 234-48 (1975); English translation in Astrophysics 11, 161-68 (1975).

Nikoghossian, A.G., “Ambartsumian’s Methods in the Theory of Radiative Transfer,” Astrofizika 52, 5-27 (2009); English translation in Astrophysics 52, 1-23 (2009).

Ossipkov, L.P., “On the Jubilee of Academician V. A. Ambartsumyan Statistical Mechanics of Stellar Systems: From Ambartsumyan Onward,” Astrofizika 51, 505-22 (2008); English translation in Astrophysics 51, 428-42 (2008).

Pecker, Jean-Claude, “Victor Ambartsumian and the IAU,“ Astrofizika 29, 9-14; English translation in Astrophysics 29, 409-12 (1988).

Robinson, Leif J., “Soviet Astronomy Today: A Personal View,“ Sky & Telescope 64, 518-19 (1982)

Rosino, Leonida, “Encounters with Victor Ambartsumian One Afternoon at the San Lazzaro Degli Armeni Island at Venice,“ Astrofizika 29, 15-17 (1988); English translation in Astrophysics 29, 412-14 (1988).

Shklovsky, Iosif, Five Billion Vodka Bottles to the Moon: Tales of a Soviet Scientist (W.W. Norton, New York, 1991).

Struve, Otto, “Stellar Associations,” Sky & Telescope 8, 215 (1949).

Wali, Kameshwar C., Chandra (U. of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1990)

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Other References: Scientific

Ambartsumian, Rouben V., ed., A Life in Astrophysics: Selected Papers of Viktor A. Ambartsumian (Allerton Press, NY, 1998) .

Ambartsumian, Viktor A., Selected Papers Part 1: Stars, Nebulae and Galaxies (Advances in Astronomy and Astrophysics) (Taylor & Francis Group, 2003).

Ambartsumian, Viktor A., Scientific Works, Vol. 3 (Izdatel'stvo AN Armianskoi SSR, Yerevan, 1988) [In Russian].

Kosirev, N. & Ambarzumian, V., “Eine Methode der Bestimmung der Höhe der Sonnenfackeln nach der Veränderung ihrer Helligkeit,” Astr. Nach. 226, 93-96 (1925).

Ambartsumian, V. A. & D D Ivanenko, “Uber eine Folgerung der Diracschen Theorie der Protonen und Elektronen,” Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR-A 6, 53-55 (1930).

Ambartsumian, Viktor Amazaspovich, “On the Radiative Equilibrium of a Planetary Nebula,” Izvestiia Glavnoi astronomicheskoi observatorii v Pulkove 13, 3 (1933) [in Russian].

Ambartsumian, V.A., Astronomicheskii Zhurnal 14, 207 (1937). [Translation by Donald W. Goldsmith as “On the Statistics of Double Stars" : http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/~douglas/Ambartsumian1937001.pdf.]

Ambartsumian, V.A., “On the Scattering of Light in Planetary Atmospheres,” [originally published in Russian, 1942, 1943] (Smithsonian Institution Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA, 1966).

Ambartsumian, V.A., “Expanding Stellar Associations,” Astronomicheskii Zhurnal 26, 1-9 (1949) [in Russian] [ A translation of part of this paper, with commentary, appears in Kenneth R. Lang & Owen Gingerich, eds., A Source Book in Astronomy & Astrophysics, 1900-1975 (Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, MA, 1979), 685-90 and also in Shapley, Harlow, ed., Source Book in Astronomy, 1900-1950 (Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, MA, 1960), 130-39.]

Ambartsumian, V.A, Teoreticheskaia Astrofizika (1952), translated as Theoretical Astrophysics (Pergamon Press, NY & London, 1958).

Ambartsumian, V.A., “Stellar Systems of Positive Total Energy,“ Observatory 75, 72-78 (1955).

Ambartsumian, Viktor Amazaspovich, “On the Evolution of Galaxies,” in R. Stoops, ed., La Structure et l’Evolution de l’Univers (Coudenberg, Brussels, 1958), 241-74) [ A translation of part of this paper, with commentary, appears in Kenneth R. Lang & Owen Gingerich, eds., A Source Book in Astronomy & Astrophysics, 1900-1975 (Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, MA, 1979), 763-72.

Ambartsumian, V.A., “On the Problem of the Mechanism of the Origin of Stars in Stellar Associations,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 30, 944-48 (1958).

Ambartsumian, V.A., “On the Evolution of Stellar Systems (George Darwin Lecture),“ QJRAS 1, 152-63 (1960).

Ambartsumian, V.A., “Instability Phenomena in Systems of Galaxies,“ Astron. Journal 66, 536-40 (1961).

Ambartsumyan, V.A., H.C. Arp, A.A. Hoag, & L.V. Mirzoyan, “Some Remarks on Compact Groups of Compact Galaxies,” Astrofizika 11, 193-206 (1975); English translation in Astrophysics 11, 125-35 (1975).

Ambartsumian, V.A., T.P. Snow, Jr., & L. Mirzoian, L., “Ultraviolet observations of P Cygni with Copernicus,” Ap.J. 227, 519-25 (1979).

Ambartsumian, V.A. & L.V. Mirzoyan, “An Observational Approach to the Early Stages of Stellar Evolution, ”Astrophys. & Space Sci. 84, 317-30 (1982).

Ambartsumian, V.A., “On the Fluctuations of the Surface Brightness of Galaxies, ”Astrophys. & Space Sci. 144, 635-38 (1988).

Ambartsumian, V.A., “Some Resolutions on T Tauri Stars,” in Flare stars in Star Clusters, Associations and the Solar Vicinity; Proceedings of the 137th IAU Symposium, Byurakan, Armenian SSR, Oct. 23-27, 1989 (Kluwer, Dodrecht, 1990), pp. 163-66.

Ambartsumian, V.A., É. Ye. Khachikian, & N.B. Yengibarian, “One Mechanism of Production of Additional Components in Emission Lines of the Spectra of Active Galaxies,” Astrofizika 41, 321-31 (1998); English translation in Astrophysics 41 207-13 (1998).

Ambartsumian, V.A. & A.L. Gyulbudaghian, “The Role of Neutral Hydrogen in the Evolution of Spiral and Irregular Galaxies,” in Y. Terzian, E. Khachikian, & D. Weedman, eds., Active Galactic Nuclei and Related Phenomena, Proceedings of IAU Syposium 194, held 17-21 Aug. 1998, in Yerevan, Armenia (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, 1999), 426-27.

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