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Glenn T. Seaborg Ph.D.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1951
National Medal of Science - Chemistry 1991

Nobel co-recipient: Edwin M. McMillan

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..."

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Monumental life of Glenn Seaborg

Seaborg on Nuclear Power. Interview. PBS Frontline

Academy of Achievement, Seaborg Interview, Sept. 21, 1990

Reflections on the Legacy of a Legend, Glenn T.Seaborg by David L. Clark and David E. Hobart. Los Alamos Science

Glenn T. Seaborg. Contributions to Advancing Science. Department of Energy - R & D Accomplishments. Please scroll down.

Glenn T. Seaborg, Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley 1958-1961

Located in Gilman Hall's "attic" space, Room 307 is where Glenn T. Seaborg and his coworkers identified plutonium as a new element on February 23, 1941. University of California, Berkeley.

US National Park Service Historic Place Room 307 where Glenn T. Seaborg and his coworkers discovered plutonium on the night of February 23-24, 1941

SEABORGIUM. What's in a name? by Eric Seaborg [son], Charlottesville, VA. Article.

Obituary: Glenn Seaborg, Leader of Team That Found Plutonium, Dies at 86. New York Times. Article, easy for laity to understand his work.

Waste Lands, America's forgotten nuclear legacy. Wall Street Journal. Oct 29 2013.


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Interview, Academy of Achievement, Sept 21, 1990 0:01:28

Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

Dozens of World War II aircraft flying in 15 historically sequenced warbird formations represent the War's major battles, from Pearl Harbor through the final air assault on Japan, and concluding with a missing man formation to "Taps."

Glenn Seaborg. Please bear in mind that there may be more than 1 person with same name.

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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