Georgy Flyorov

Georgy Flyorov

Georgy Flyorov
Georgy Flyorov on a 2013 Russian stamp
Born Georgy Nikolayevich Flyorov
2 March 1913
Rostov-on-Don, Russian Empire
Died 19 November 1990 (aged 77)
Moscow, Russian Soviet Socialist Republic
Citizenship Russia-Soviet Union
Nationality Russia
Fields Thermal and Nuclear Physics
Institutions Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Alma mater St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University
Known for Soviet atomic bomb project

Georgy Nikolayevich Flyorov (Soviet Russian nuclear physicist. In 2012, he was honored as the namesake for flerovium.[1]


  • Biography 1
  • Honours and awards 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Flyorov was born in Rostov-on-Don and attended the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute (now known as the St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University) and majored in thermal physics and nuclear physics.

He is known for writing to Stalin in April 1942 and pointing out the conspicuous silence within the field of nuclear fission in the United States, Great Britain, and Germany.[2] Flyorov's urgings to "build the uranium bomb without delay"[3] eventually led to the development of the Soviet atomic bomb project.

He discovered

  • Significant Flerov Dates
  • Annotated bibliography of Georgy Flerov from the Alsos Digital Library
  • A draft of Flerov's letter to Stalin

External links

  1. ^ Brown, Mark (6 June 2011). "Two Ultraheavy Elements Added to Periodic Table". Wired. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Kean, Sam (12 July 2010). The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements. Little, Brown. pp. 86–.  
  3. ^ Cochran TB et al. (1995) Making the Russian bomb from Stalin to Yeltsin. Natural Resources Defense Council
  4. ^ Oganesyan Yu.Ts., Tret'yakov Yu.P., M'inov A.S., Demin A.G., A.A. Pleve A.A., Tret'yakova S.P., Plotko V.M., Ivanov M.P., Danilov N.A., Korotkin Yu.S., Flerov G.N. (1974). "Synthesis of neutron-deficient isotopes of fermium, kurchatovium, and element 106". JETP Letters 20 (8): 265.  Original Russian version.
  5. ^ Oganesyan Yu.Ts., Demin A.G., Danilov N.A., Ivanov M.P., Il'inov A.S., Kolesnikov N.N., Markov B.M., Plotko V.M., Tret'yakova S.P., Flerov G.N. (1976). "Synthesis of neutron-deficient isotopes of fermium, kurchatovium, and element 106". JETP Letters 23 (5): 277.  Original Russian version.


This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Русский WorldHeritage.

Honours and awards

He founded the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (now the Flyorov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions) in Dubna in 1957, and was director there until 1989. Also during this period, he chaired the Scientific Council of the USSR Academy of Sciences.

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