Yuri Oganessian

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Yuri Oganessian
Yuri Oganesyan.png
Yuri Oganessian
Born (1933-04-14) April 14, 1933 (age 81)
Rostov-on-Don, Soviet Union
Citizenship Russian
Nationality Armenian
Fields Nuclear physics
Institutions Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions
Alma mater Moscow Engineering Physics Institute
Known for Co-discoverer of the heaviest elements in the periodic table

Yuri Tsolakovich Oganessian (Russian: Юрий Цолакович Оганесян, born 14 April 1933 in Rostov-on-Don) is a Russian nuclear physicist of Armenian descent. He and his team discovered the heaviest elements in the periodic table. [1][2]

Oganessian is the scientific leader of the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions (FLNR) in Dubna. [3]

In 2009, scientists in the United States of America confirmed Oganessian's team's discovery of flerovium over a decade before.[4] He is an acknowledged world-leader in the field of synthesizing and exploring new elements.[citation needed]

External links[edit]

Yuri Oganessian biography