Nearly 150 employees work at Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory named after Nasreddin Tusi. 55 of them are scientific workers and 10 of them are engineers. 5 of the scientific staff are ScD in physics and mathematical, 23 of them are candidate of sciences in physics and mathematical, 2 of them are correspondent of ANAS.

During the activity of the Observatory, the employees defended 12 doctoral and 85 candidate dissertations. Until 2004, as there was no defense council on astronomy in Azerbaijan, the dissertations were mainly defended in astronomical centers of the former USSR.

In 2013, the Supreme Attestation Commission under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan has overcome this deficit and the Defense Council for Astrophysics (21.08.01) was created at the Observatory.



Jalilov Namig Sardar oglu, correspondent member of ANAS

Deputy directors:

Babayev Elchin Safarali oglu, PhD in physics and mathematics

Mikayilov Khidir Mustafa oglu, PhD in physics

Scientific secretary:

Khalilov Orkhan Vagif oglu, PhD in astronomy 



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