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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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Glenn Theodore Seaborg Source:Wikimedia Commons

Seaborg in Lab

Seaborg in Laboratory. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Nagasaki Bomb

Atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. Photo: Wikipedia

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President Kennedy (right) and his Atomic Energy Commission Chairman, Glenn Seaborg. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Seaborg during Operation Plumbog

Seaborg (second from left) during Operation Blumbob Feb., 1968. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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Glenn Theodore Seaborg(right) with marine biologist Dixy Ray on Sept. 17, 1968. Source Wikimedia Commons

Seaborg Al Gore

Glenn T. Seaborg (right) meeting with Vice President Al Gore in the White House in 1993. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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A "bomb" (pressure vessel) containing uranium halide and sacrificial metal, probably magnesium, being lowered into a furnace. Source Wikimedia

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After the reaction, the interior of a bomb coated with remnant slag. Source Wikimedia

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A uranium metal "biscuit" from the reduction reaction. Source Wikimedia

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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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