March 17, 2016
On the 15th of March the delegation of Russian-Armenian University (RAU) represented by rector prof. Armen R. Darbinyan (former prime-minister of the Republic of Armenia), professor, academician of NAS RA Eduard M. Ghazaryan and RAU vice-rector for Science prof. Pargev S. Avetisyan visited CANDLE Synchrotron Research Institute. The guests had a tour to the laser driven AREAL linear accelerator and DELTA laboratory with microfabrication and two-photon microscopy stations. The present status of the facilities and ongoing experimental activity in the fields of life and materials sciences (see Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A) were presented to the guests. A special emphasis was given to the high-energy AREAL facility development with new ALPHA (Amplified Light Pulse for High-end Applications) and BETA (Booster for Emerging Technology Accelerators) experimental stations and the highlights for international cooperation. The RAU delegation expressed their willingness in promoting the AREAL project development both in Armenia and beyond.