The prize acknowledges outstanding achievements in the natural sciences and the humanities. Among the previous recipients, there are many renowned scientist and even Nobel Prize laureates.
"Of course, I’m honoured, but it’s also a recognition of the importance of our field of research within subatomic physic, both here at Chalmers and internationally,” says Björn Jonson, Professor at the Department of Physics at Chalmers University of Technology.
He was awarded for his extensive contributions within fundamental nuclear physics. Björn Jonson has been engaged in research at Chalmers since 1967 and the Russian Academy of Sciences emphasize that his work is of fundamental importance for the study of the nuclear structure and nuclear stability of exotic lightest nuclei at the boundaries of nucleon stability.
The award ceremony was held in Moscow at the General Meeting of the RAS, on Friday 30 March 2018. The Lomonosov Gold Medal is awarded each year since 1959. Since 1967, two medals are awarded annually: one to a Russian and one to a foreign scientist. This time the Russian nuclear physicist Yuri Oganessian was rewarded together with Björn Jonson.
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Read more about the award and previous recipients at Wikipedia.