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Laying flowers at the monument to the outstanding scientist Yuli Khariton in Sarov

As part of a working trip to Sarov, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko laid flowers at the monument to the chief designer of the first Soviet atomic bomb, academician Yuli Khariton (1904-1996). The Deputy Prime Minister noted that he was an outstanding scientist, which the country is proud of.

Also, the ceremony was attended by the rector of Moscow State University. MV Lomonosov Victor Sadovnichy, Director General of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom Alexey Likhachev, President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeev and Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region Gleb Nikitin.

“Academician Julius Khariton is an outstanding scientist who, like Igor Kurchatov, made a huge contribution to the creation of domestic nuclear weapons. He is a real example for our young scientists. Khariton began his career in science at the age of 17, and his achievements are the pride of the country. In the Year of Science and Technology, it is especially important for us to tell students and graduate students about such great researchers as often as possible, to inspire them to create for the good of Russia. Young people should be proud of them and strive to make even more significant discoveries. And we will support them from all sides and create the necessary conditions, ”said the Deputy Prime Minister.

Julius Khariton was one of the three favorite students of the Nobel laureate academician Nikolai Semyonov, with whom he founded the Institute of Chemical Physics.

During the war, together with Igor Kurchatov, Anatoly Aleksandrov and other scientists, Yuli Khariton was invited to the Laboratory of Measuring Instruments No. 2 (now the Kurchatov Institute).

It was Julius Khariton who chose the vicinity of the Sarov Monastery near Nizhny Novgorod to create a top-secret institute in 1946. The settlement of scientists was codenamed Arzamas-16. Julius Khariton became the first scientific director of the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics, where the development of the Soviet atomic and hydrogen bombs was carried out. He held a leading position for about 50 years.

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