Feb 20, 2013

Russia FDC on "100th Birth Anniversary of G.N. Flerov (1913-1990)"

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100th Birth Anniversary of G.N. Flerov (1913-1990)

Date of Issue : 21 January 2013

The postage stamp depicts the portrait of G.N. Flyorov and the element 114 of the Mendeleev's periodic table, named Flerovium.

Georgy Nikolayevich Fleorov after studying at the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute started to work there under the direction of I.V. Kurchatov. In 1940, together with K. A. Petrzhak, discovered the spontaneous fission of heavy nuclei. The work was awarded the State Prize of the USSR (1946). In 1955 - 1959 years, Flerov investigated the interactions of complex nuclei and the synthesis of new elements. The physicist founded The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in 1957 and was its director until his death

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