Results of competition “Letter to the scientist”

News, 12 October 2021

Communication through letters is thoughtful and romantic. It requires getting thoughts together, thinking thoroughly before writing (it is impossible to correct what has already been written, as in an e-mail), choosing a good moment, and only then putting your hand to paper. Then, you seal a letter in an envelope, attach nice stamps, send it by mail, and wait for an answer.

This time, the sacred answer could be received from a physicist, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Yuri Tsolakovich Oganessian, to whom competitors had sent letters as part of the creative competition “Letter to the scientist”. The Big Break project together with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research ran this competition.

Photo by Elena Puzynina

Yuri Tsolakovich has read everything carefully and written answers to participants’ questions. Check your mailboxes, letters from the scientist are on the way.

Today we announce the winners who will be able to go to the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna and personally meet with Yuri Tsolakovich Oganessian, an outstanding scientist who has discovered new elements of the Periodic Table.

So, here are their names!

Daria Dudina, Saratov region, Balakovo

Egor Kuznetsov, Kaluga

Edoardo La Malfa, a schoolboy who has written a letter from Italy, also receives a prize. He will join the meeting online.

Watch the video, perhaps it would be your question Yuri Oganessian has chosen to answer!

We congratulate the winners and advise those who have not won not to get upset since you have already made history – the great scientist has read your letters!