October 21, 2016

Visit of JINR Delegation

Within the program of “Joint Institute of Nuclear Research (JINR, Dubna, Russia) days in Armenia”, dedicated to the 60th anniversary of JINR foundation, the JINR delegation, headed by Academician Yuri Ts. Oganessian, visited CANDLE Synchrotron Research Institute.

The guests had a tour to the laser driven AREAL linear accelerator and DELTA laboratory with microfabrication and two-photon microscopy stations. The status of the facilities and ongoing experimental activity in the fields of life and materials sciences were presented. A special emphasis was given to the high-energy AREAL facility development with new ALPHA (Amplified Light Pulse for High-end Applications) and BETA (Booster for Emerging Technology Accelerators) experimental stations and the highlights for international cooperation. The JINR delegation expressed their support and willingness for cooperation in the fields of accelerator technology and applications.

Yuri Ts. Oganessian is a Russian nuclear physicist of Armenian descent. He and his team discovered the heaviest elements in the periodic table. Yuri Oganessian is the scientific leader of the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions (FLNR) in Dubna. He is an acknowledged world-leader in the field of synthesizing and exploring new elements.

On June 8, 2016, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) formally proposed the new element 118 to be named Oganesson (Og) to honor Professor Oganessian.