Paris M. Herouni is an Armenian professor and scientist in the fields of radio-physics, radio-engineering, and radio-astronomy. He is the current head of the “Antenna Systems” chair (founded by him), in the State Engineering University of Yerevan, as well as the Radio physics Research Institute (RRI).
He was born in Yerevan, Armenia on December 17th, 1933. Upon complition of his undergraduate studies in Yerevan, Dr. Herouni attended Moscow Power Institute, where he got his graduate degree in radio technology in 1957. He would go on to get his Ph.d, in Radio Techniques, from the same institution in 1965. Because of his many scientific discoveries, Herouni has recieved numerious awards, such as, the Order of the Red Badge of Labor, Silver Medal of Catholicos of All Armenians (given to him by Vazgen I), State Prize of USSR in the field of Science, Medal of Labor Veteran, a Broze Medal from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France, and the Russian Academy of Sciences Lomonosov Gold Medal.
In addition, he also holds over 20 patents, and has published over 340 scientific works, including 2 monographs.
Herouni's scientific discoveries and theories include, his theory and calculations on the Method of the Large Double mirror Antennas with Fixed Spherical Main Mirror, Theory and equations of electromagnetic field diffraction on the holes (apertures) of different configurations, Radio holography - methods of field determination in space by measurements of complex field near (NF) of the emitting or scattering objects, Methods of Near–to-Far (NF - FF) measurements of antennas and scattering objects parameters, Theory of field diffraction in antenna edges when illuminates the part of main aperture, and Antenna Metrology direction.
Among his many experiments are his Projected, built, and adjusted which was used for the First Radio-Optical Telescope (ROT-54/2.6) – the “Herouni Mirror Radio telescope” – the large antenna of which with a diameter 54 m has one of the best parameters among all Large Antennas in the world. He concluded and built an Antenna Parameters and Phase Shift Angle, being the first 11, based on the World National Primary Standards. The “AREV” Project, which is a new type of powerful and ecologically pure Solar Power Plant. He was the first to come across the powerful radio-flare on Etta Gemini star, a red giant and the powerful flares associated with that type of star. He also was the first to measure an aperture of an antenna, in the World Radio Hologram. Using this, he designed and built many highly, effective Automatic Complexes of equipment for NF –FF Antenna Measurements.
In more recent times Dr. Herouni has begun to take an interest in megalithic structures, such as Karahunj, which is an ancient observatory. By using four telescopic methods, and the precession laws of Earth, he proved that Karahunj is more than 7500 years old; dating it to around 5,500 BC. After his initial research and calculations, Herouni, in 1999, got in touch with Prof. Gerald. S. Hawkins, who is regarded as the world’s foremost specialist on stone monuments, and having been involved in studies of Stonehenge for all his life. Hawkins responded to Herouni in a letter, in which he said “I admire the precise calculations you have made. “I am most impressed with the careful work you have done, and hope that the result will ultimately get recorded in literature.” Thus Hawkins acknowledges that Carahunge is 7,500 years old.
Dr. Herouni writes about his discoveries and more, in his recent book, Armenians and Old Armenia.