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Glenn Seaborg

Glenn Seaborg

When it was announced on the radio that one of the newly discovered elements was going to be named for the nuclear chemist Glenn T. Seaborg, his daughter thought, "Oh, my God! My father's dead!". Well, Glenn was perfectly alive and well. It just turns out that the naming of elements doesn't have the same criteria for putting pictures on American postage stamps. We can be thankful for that. I mean, can anyone ever picture an element named "Elvisium"?

It makes you shudder just to think of it.

Of course, Glenn did a lot more than have an element named after him. For instance, before starting college at UCLA he decided to consult ....

Well, there's various sources about Glenn - both in books and on the Fount of All Knowledge. And you can start (at least on the Fount), by just clicking here.