The Lomonosov Gold Medal was awarded to Academician Oganessian

News, 01 March 2018

On 27 February 2018, the RAS Presidium decided to award Yu.Ts. Oganessian, Scientific Leader of the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions JINR, with the Lomonosov Gold Medal of 2017. The Laboratory is a world leader in the fields of superheavy elements synthesis.

Yuri Tsolakovich Oganessian was honoured the higher RAS award “for fundamental research in the fields of interaction of complex nuclei and experimental evidence of existence of an “island of stability” for superheavy elements”. The medals will be presented on 30 March 2018 at the annual Joint RAS Meeting.

On behalf of the JINR Directorate we congratulate Yuri Tsolakovich on being conferred the high award!

For outstanding achievements in the fields of natural sciences and humanities, the Russian Academy of Sciences annually awards two Lomonosov Gold Medals – to one Russian and one foreign scientists. The Medal has been awarded since 1959.