He shared this prize with Igor Karachentsev (Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russia) and Brent Tull (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii USA).

Viktor Hambardzumian International Prize was established by the president of RA in 2009, and currently is one of the most important prizes in astronomy, astrophysics and related sciences. It is given to the outstanding scientists of any nationality who have a significant contribution to astrophysics.

In his letter to A.Chilingarian Felix Aharonian stressed that Yerevan Physics Institute played a key role in this success.

We congratulate Felix Aharonian and wish him more achievements in the coming years.