Russian scientist honored with an international award for Nuclear Chemistry


Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Boris Myasoedov won György Hevesy medal (The Hevesy Medal Award 2012), a major international award, awarded for achievements in Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences reports.

The award was presented in Myasoedov recognition of his outstanding contribution to Radiochemistry and basic research on chemical properties of actinides — Radioactive chemical elements with atomic numbers from 89 (actinium) to 103 (Lawrencium). This group includes the uranium and plutonium.

Medal and a diploma will be awarded Myasoedov the ninth international conference on methods and application of radioanalytical chemistry, which will be held in the U.S. in March.

Hevesy Medal is named in honor of the Hungarian-Swedish chemist György Hevesy de (1885-1966), who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1943 for his work on the use of radioactive isotopes as "labels" in the study of chemical processes.

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