Glenn Seaborg

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Glenn Seaborg was an American chemist and was known for his discovery of new chemical elements. He was born in Ishpeming, Michigan and went to the University of California. He was chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission from 1961 to 1971 and then became professor at the University of California. He conducted research in nuclear chemistry and physics in connection with the atomic energy project. He is most famous for his discovery and categorization of many radioactive …

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…many radioactive isotopes, also the discovery of many elements such as: plutonium(1940) americium(1944) curium(1944) berkelium(1949) californium(1950) einsteinium(1952) fermium(1952) mendelevium(1955) nobelium(1958) Most of these elements are part of the Actinide elements and they are also radioactive metals. The number next to the elements represents the year it was discovered. In 1997 the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry announced that the chemical element with atomic number 106 would be given the name seaborgium (Sg) in his honor.