Seaborg's Elements

Atomic Weight, Name and Symbol chart for ten transuranium elements of which GTS participated in the discovery. Glenn T. Seaborg and Edwin M. McMillan in front of the Periodic Table, soon after the announcement of the receipt of their winning the 1951 Nobel Prize in chemistry.

Here are the elements in whose discovery I have been involved. Ten of them, maybe eleven. I'm going to say a little bit about another element, 110, in a few minutes. I've already covered plutonium. For this -- actually for the chemistry of the transuranium elements -- Ed McMillan and I received the 1951 Nobel Prize in chemistry. By the way, that's the earliest Nobel Prize of any living Nobel Prize winner in any field. I was 39 years old at the time, so I've been a Nobel Prize winner most of my life. Here I am receiving the Nobel Prize on December 10, 1951 from King Gustav VI of Sweden. Being of Swedish parentage, I met an awful lot of relatives when I was in Sweden.

The King of Sweden giving the Nobel Prize to Glenn T. Seaborg. U-233, 1941-1942. The 25th anniversary of U-233. Dr. John Gofman, Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg and Dr. Raymond Stoughton in Room 303 of Gilman Hall, University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

Also, I was involved with Jack Gofman and Ray Stoughton in the discovery of uranium-233, which is fissionable and hence is the key to the use of thorium as a source of nuclear energy. That was discovered in February 1942 and here we are in February 1967 on the 25th anniversary, Gofman and Stoughton and I, at a Regents meeting where this plaque was presented, and stands outside room 303 of Gilman Hall.