On This Day In Chemistry

September 9th

American chemists Albert Ghiorso and Glenn T. Seaborg announced the discovery of seaborgium (Sg) on this day in 1974

Seaborg became the first living person to have an element – seaborgium (Sg) – named after him. He shared the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Edwin McMillan for their discoveries of many transuranium elements.

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