Robert Smolańczuk

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Robert Smolańczuk (born in Olecko, Poland) is a Polish theoretical physicist.

He received his doctorate from the Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies in 1996. He later visited Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a Fulbright Fellow between 1998-2000.

He predicted in late 1998[1] that a lead-and-krypton collision technique could produce the element oganesson, at that time considered impossible by most scientists involved in heavy-element research.[2] He received the Nitchke Award in 2000 for developing a phenomenological model of synthesis of superheavy nuclei.[3] He currently works at the National Centre for Nuclear Research in Otwock, Poland.[4]


  1. ^ Smolanczuk, R. (1999). "Production a mechanism of superheavy nuclei in cold fusion reactions". Physical Review C. 59 (5): 2634–2639. Bibcode:1999PhRvC..59.2634S. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.59.2634.
  2. ^ New York Times, October 15, 2002
  3. ^ Linia Otwocka Weekly, 12.12.2000
  4. ^ National Centre for Nuclear research, retrieved 29 September 2011