April 14, 1933 |
Rostov-on-Don, Soviet Union
|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. 
In 2009, scientists in the United States of America confirmed Oganessian's team's discovery of flerovium over a decade before. He is an acknowledged world-leader in the field of synthesizing and exploring new elements.
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