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Journal Number: 5

The High Energy Physics Institute, founded on June 9, 1980, was built on the successes of the High Energy Nuclear Physics Problem Laboratory, which was a part of Tbilisi State University. The founders were Academicians Nodar Amaglobeli, Albert Tavkhelidze, Teimuraz Kopaleishvili and Revaz Salukvadze. The new Institute was created as an entity with its own budget, to encourage theoretical and experimental research in the fields of elementary particles, relativistic nuclear physics, and quantum field theory. The Institute’s first Director was Nodar Amaglobeli who led the Institute for 16 years.  The following Director was the former President of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences, Albert Tavkhelidze.  Professor Mikheil Nioradze,  Doctor in Physics and Mathematical Sciences, was named Director in 2004.

Georgian geography grew out of the period of classical antiquity, and in the 18th century experienced a revival when works by Vakhushti Bagrationi, Description of the Kingdom of Georgia and the Geographical Atlas were published. Bagrationi was one of the most remarkable scientists of that period and his work has not lost its scientific and practical importance. His two principal publications have been listed inUNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. The Institute of Geography marked the 300th anniversary of Bagrationi’s birth in 1997 by re-publishing his atlas and organizing commemorative events. At the same time the Institute published a new Georgian Atlas.