Elements 104, 105, 106

Now we come to elements 104 and 105, which were discovered in 1969 and 1970. Here is a picture of the discoverers. I was visiting from Washington at that time with them and so we have Matti Nurmia, Jim Harris, Kari Eskola, myself, and Pirkko Eskola, and Al Ghiorso.
The codiscoverers of rutherfordium (Rf, element 104) and hahnium (Ha, element 105) with GTS at the HILAC building, LBL. Left to right: Matti Nurmia, James Harris, Kari Eskola, GTS, Pirkko Eskola and Albert Ghiorso. The codiscoverers of element 106, seaborgium (Sg) at the Heavy Ion Linear Accelerator (HILAC) building of LBL at the time of discovery in 1974. From left to right: Matti Nurmia, Jose R. Alonso, Albert Ghiorso, E. Kenneth Hulet, Carol T. Alonso, Ronald W. Lougheed, GTS, and J. Michael Nitschke.

Here are the discoverers of element 106, which took place in 1974. Matti Nurmia, Jose Alonzo, Al Ghiorso, Ken Hulet, Carol Alonzo, Ron Lougheed, myself, and Mike Nitschke. As Darleane mentioned, Albert Ghiorso made the suggestion that this element be named seaborgium.
Glenn T. Seaborg pointing to seaborgium (element 106) on the Periodic Table of the Elements, 1995.
There has been some reluctance on the part of the Commission for Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry to accept the name because I'm still alive and they can prove it, they say. I think that's going to turn out all right. They went out for comments and they found pretty much support for the name.

I just wanted to show this because Andy Sessler is in it, and he's going to talk here on Wednesday. He was the director of the Lab in the 70s, and I had the honor as chairman of the AEC, with presenting him with the Lawrence Award in 1970. Here's Mike May, who was the Director of the Livermore Lab, one of the recipients.

Lawrence Award: Sessler, Bair, Cobble, May, Hendrie.