November 9th, 2006


Ten random things: November 9

Ten elements and when and by whom they were discovered:

  1. Titanium (discovered by the Rev. William Gregor in 1791)
  2. Curium (discovered by Glenn T. Seaborg, Ralph A. James, and Albert Ghiorso in 1944)
  3. Cadmium (discovered by Friedrich Strohmeyer in 1817)
  4. Phosphorus (discovered by Hennig Brand in 1669)
  5. Iodine (discovered by Bernard Courtois in 1811)
  6. Protactinium (discovered by Kasimir Fajans and O. H. Göhring in 1913)
  7. Mendelevium (discovered by Albert Ghiorso, Glenn T. Seaborg, Bernard Harvey, Greg Choppin, and Stanley G. Thompson in 1955)
  8. Darmstadtium (discovered by a team headed by Dr. Jorge Rigol in 1994)
  9. Astatine (discovered by Dale R. Corson, K. R. MacKenzie, and Emilio Segrè in 1940)
  10. Nobelium (discovered by Albert Ghiorso, Glenn T. Seaborg, John R. Walton and Torbjørn Sikkeland in 1958)

Man, Seaborg and Ghiorso were busy guys back in the 50s.

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