Yuri Oganessian

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Yuri Tsolakovich Oganessian (Russian: Юрий Цолакович Оганесян [ˈjʉrʲɪj t͡sɐˈlakəvʲɪt͡ɕ ɐgənʲɪˈsʲan]; born 14 April 1933) is a Russian-Armenian nuclear physicist who is considered the world's leading researcher in superheavy chemical elements. He led the discovery of these elements in the periodic table. He succeeded Georgy Flyorov as director of the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in 1989 and is now its scientific leader. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yuri Oganessian has received more than 265,095 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Yuri Oganessian is the 308th most popular physicist (up from 327th in 2019), the 488th most popular biography from Russia and the 16th most popular Russian Physicist.

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Among physicists, Yuri Oganessian ranks 308 out of 721. Before him are Yakov Zeldovich, Galileo Ferraris, Félix Savart, Jean-Antoine Nollet, Qian Xuesen, and Jean Charles Athanase Peltier. After him are John Mauchly, Bruno Pontecorvo, John Stewart Bell, Otto Schmidt, Jagadish Chandra Bose, and Paul-Jacques Curie.

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Among people born in 1933, Yuri Oganessian ranks 101Before him are Joan Rivers, Ko Un, Tom Skerritt, Rik Van Looy, Bata Živojinović, and Ilia II of Georgia. After him are Juan Marsé, Donald E. Westlake, The Singing Nun, Sheldon Adelson, Luis Bacalov, and Elem Klimov.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Yuri Oganessian ranks 488 out of 2,688. Before him are Valentin Ivanov (1934), Ilia II of Georgia (1933), Valentin Pavlov (1937), Aleksandr Kuprin (1870), Nikolay Bobrikov (1839), and Mikhail Lazarev (1788). After him are Korney Chukovsky (1882), Vasily Chapayev (1887), Valery Gergiev (1953), Alexander Butlerov (1828), Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin (1826), and Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow (1865).

Among PHYSICISTS In Russia

Among physicists born in Russia, Yuri Oganessian ranks 16Before him are Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928), Nikolay Basov (1922), Igor Kurchatov (1903), Vitaly Ginzburg (1916), Andre Geim (1958), and Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov (1891). After him are Vladimir Shukhov (1853), Georgy Flyorov (1913), Emil Wiechert (1861), Vladimir Fock (1898), George Zweig (1937), and Boris Podolsky (1896).