Our mission is to perform world-class theoretical and experimental research in the field of elementary particles and nuclear physics, astrophysics, and cosmic ray physics. To participate in world-biggest scientific collaborations, offer scientific instruments and services for Armenian nuclear medicine, industrial and cultural studies. To establish high standards of education in master and PhD courses; demonstrate that science and education can really provide development of Armenia.

The key components of overall strategy:

  • Focus on high impact research that advances knowledge and its application, and in which national lab has major achievements having international recognition and leadership.
  • Inject a spirit of enterprise into education and research, and develop impactful between education and research, within a dynamic “no-walls” environment.
  • Develop advanced services for the Armenia industry, environmental monitoring and preserving cultural heritage.
  • Develop advanced technological processes and high productivity computation facilities for Armenian science and industry.
  • Nurture committed alumni to be key members of the lab community, who will actively support national lab towards its Vision and Mission.
  • Adopt and adapt best practice governance and management, for optimal administration, management of resources, staff and student services.


The Yerevan Physics Institute (YerPhi) was founded in 1944 as a branch of Yerevan State University by brothers Abraham Alikhanov and ArtemAlikhanian. Later two high-altitude Cosmic Ray Stations were erected on Mount Aragats (3,200 m) and Nor Amberd (2,000 m) leading pioneering cosmic ray research. The construction of a 6GeV electron synchrotron accomplished in 1967 became an important landmark in the history of institute. After collapse of Soviet Union YerPhI continued research in the fields of high-energy physics and astrophysics in Armenia and worldwide on world biggest accelerators and cosmic ray detectors. Now YerPhI get status of A.Alikhanyan National Laboratory.

Our mission is to perform world-class theoretical