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Glenn T. Seaborg Ph.D.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1951
Nobel Prize also awarded to Edwin M. McMillan
National Medal of Science - Chemistry 1991

Nuclear Chemist. Transuranium - Plutonium. Isotopes identification. Actinide concept. Atomic Bomb. Peaceful use of atomic energy. Advisor to 10 US Presidents. Swedish ancestry. Journal since age 8 yrs. Hiking.

Franck Report: "I had joined a committee of scientists who advocated the use of the atomic bomb for demonstration purposes. We hoped the enemy would see the destructive power of this weapon and immediately surrender. In June, 1945, we attempted to deliver our plan, the Franck Report, to President Truman. I don't know if he ever saw our work..."

Books

Title:
Author:
Seaborg, G.T.
Publication Date:
1992-10-01
OSTI Identifier:
10114956
Report Number:
LBL-PUB--704 ON: DE93004680
DOE Contract Number:
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Oct 1992
Resource Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley Lab, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; TRANSURANIUM ELEMENTS; MEETINGS; PUBLIC OFFICIALS; GOVERNMENT POLICIES 400700; 990000; RADIOCHEMISTRY AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS.

Covers Seaborg's career over presidential terms of Franklin Roosevelt through George Bush. Contains many personnel accounts of historic events. Photographs of Seaborg with Presidents.

Title:
Adventures in the Atomic Age: From Watts to Washington
Author:
Glenn Theodore Seaborg
Contributor:
Eric Seaborg
Edition:
Illustrated
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001
ISBN:
0374299919, 9780374299910
Length:
312 pages
Subjects:
Biography & Autobiography Science & Technology

Autobiography taped, transcribed and edited by son Eric Seaborg giving complete detailed information on personal and scientific life.. During World War II, Seaborg led Manhattan Project group that devised the chemical extraction processes producing plutonium 239. Seaborg fought for the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty and argued in favor of the peaceful uses and international controls of atomic energy

Title:
A Chemist in the White House: From the Manhattan Project to the End of the Cold War
End of the Cold War
An American Chemical Society Publication
Author:
Glenn Theodore Seaborg
Edition:
Illustrated
Publisher:
American Chemical Society, 1998
Original from:
The University of Michigan
Digitized:
July 31, 2009
ISBN:
0841233470, 9780841233478
Length:
341 pages
Subjects:
Science Chemistry Physical and Theoretical

Seaborg served as an adviser to 10 US presidents whom he knew personally, beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt. Gives us an insider's look at national policy-making at the highest levels of government. Draws heavily from his own daily diary to provide first-hand accounts of his years advising presidents. Important look at evolution of national arms control, science, education, and nuclear policies.

Title:
A Scientist Speaks Out: A Personal Perspective on Science, Society and Change
Author:
Glenn Theodore Seaborg
Publisher:
World Scientific, 1996
ISBN:
9810222041, 9789810222048
Length:
446 pages
Subjects:
Science - General Science, Social Science

Seaborg shares his thoughts and reflections on his broad interests, from the formulation of national science policy to the promise of youth. Distinguished career in science and public service that spanned more than 50 years. Published over 500 works and ... 700 speeches on a wide variety of topics. This a collection of nearly forty of his more popular speeches and articles, Directed at a mostly non-scientific and non-technical audience. Readers will be able to share Seaborg's thoughts, as he originally penned them.

Title:
The Legacy of Alfred Nobel: Remarks ... to the Washington Chapter of the American-Scandinavian Foundation, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., January 7, 1966
Author:
Glenn Theodore Seaborg
Publisher:
American-Scandinavian Foudation, 1966
Length:
13 pages
Title:
The Plutonium Story: The Journals of Professor Glenn T. Seaborg, 1939-1946
Author:
Glenn Theodore Seaborg
Publisher:
New Library Press.Net, 2001
ISBN:
0795001045, 9780795001048
Length:
920 pages
Title:
Nuclear Milestones: A Collection of Speeches
Author:
Glenn Theodore Seaborg
Edition:
Illustrated
Publisher:
W.H. Freeman, 1972
ISBN:
0716703424, 9780716703426
Length:
390 pages
Title:
The Transuraniuim People: The Inside Story
Authors:
Darleane C. Hoffman, Albert Ghiorso
Editor:
Glenn Theodore Seaborg
Edition:
Illustrated
Publisher:
Imperial College Press, 2000
ISBN:
1860940870, 9781860940873
Length:
467 pages
Subjects:
Science Chemistry Inorganic

Three pioneering investigators provide an account of discovery and investigation of nuclear and chemical properties of twenty presently known transuranium elements. Detailed personal, scientific accounts, many photos

Title:
Journal of Glenn T. Seaborg, 1942-1958
Author:
Glenn Theodore Seaborg
Publisher:
Berkeley, Calif. : Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, 1992-
Series:
Pub (Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory), 112, 756.
Title:
Man and Atom: Building a New World Through Nuclear Technology
Authors:
Glenn Theodore Seaborg, William R. Corliss
Publisher:
E.P. Dutton, 1st Edition (1971)
ISBN-10:
0525150994
ISBN-13:
978-05251509
Subjects:
Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Energy
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Name: Glenn Theodore Seaborg
Birth: 19 April 1912, Ishpeming, MI, USA
Death: 25 February 1999, Lafayette, CA, USA
Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
Prize motivation: "for their discoveries in the chemistry of the transuranium elements"
Field: nuclear chemistry
National Medal of Science - Chemistry 1991
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Mentor: Gilbert Newton Lewis
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