Yu.Ts.Oganessian became an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

News, 20 March 2018

On 13 March 2018, Academician Yuri Oganessian was awarded with the diploma of an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry as acknowledgement of his outstanding contribution to discovery of new superheavy chemical elements. The festive ceremony was held in the Royal Society in the frames of the reception dedicated to the closing of the “UK-Russia Year of Science and Education”.

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is a scientific community (professional association) in the United Kingdom with the goal of advancing the chemical sciences. The Society is an association of professional chemists from Great Britain. The organization carries out research, publishes journals, books and databases, as well as hosting conferences, seminars and workshops.

Yuri Ts. Oganessian greatly contributed to research of transactinide elements. His many achievements include the discovery of superheavy elements and significant advances in the nuclear physics of superheavy nuclei including experimental evidence for the “island of stability”. For the element with atomic number 118 the collaborating teams of discoverers at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna (Russia) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (USA) proposed the name oganesson and symbol Og. The proposal is in line with the tradition of honoring a scientist and recognizes Professor Yuri Oganessian for his pioneering contributions to transactinoid elements research. Thus, on 30 November 2016, the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) confirmed the name “oganesson” for element 118.