The 94th Element
London Review of Books (subscription) (blog)
Glenn Seaborg, Joseph W. Kennedy, Edwin McMillan and Arthur Wahl discovered element 94 in Berkeley in 1941. McMillan and Philip Abelson had discovered element 93 the previous year. When Martin Heinrich Klaproth isolated element 92 in pitchblende in ...
Man who won Nobel Prize born in Ishpeming
Detroit Free Press
Glenn Seaborg, who won the 1951 Nobel Prize in chemistry, was born in Ishpeming on April 19, 1912. He received the award with his University of California Berkeley colleague Edwin McMillan for discovering plutonium and all transuranium elements ...
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To the Berkeley of 2015, the Berkeley of the 1960s and early 1970s seems a long-gone relative. Some of us remember what it looked like, but it is a distant memory. Even so, the Berkeley of then informs both the perception and reality of Berkeley today.
Identifying Seaborg's Lost Plutonium
This is the first sample of plutonium big enough to be seen by the naked eye. Probably. There's a sticker on the side that claiming it's the first plutonium sample large enough to be weighed, but the papers documenting the origins of this atomic ...