Freimann Professor Ani Aprahamian was invited to talk at the International Symposium “The present and the future of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements” in Dubna, Russia. The symposium was organized by Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in the context of celebrations of the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. The event was dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the periodic law and the development of the periodic table of chemical elements by a Russian scientist Dmitry Mendeleev.
Aprahamian’s talk titled “Super heavies and the r-process,” was given on May 31. The photo shows Aprahamian at the symposium with the only living person with an element named for him, Prof. Yuri Oganesson of Dubna’s Flerov Laboratory. Oganesson was responsible for the discovery of the last 6 new elements added to the Periodic table, and element Oganesson with Z=118 is named for him.