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Glenn T. Seaborg


Winner from the 1951 Nobel Award in Chemistry for his breakthrough of plutonium and transuranium, that is heavier than uranium. He was also the Chairman of america Atomic Energy Fee from 1961 to 1971. During WW II he was responsible for scaling up plutonium creation and following the battle chaired the Atomic Energy Fee. He helped develop the atom bomb, but co-signed a notice to Franklin Roosevelt urging him to show the tool to japan rather than deploying it in it; and spent his entire profession campaigning for tranquil uses of atomic energy. He was created in Ishpeming, Michigan, the kid of the Swedish immigrant mom, who he afterwards saved with one of is own discoveries. He was an consultant to some succession of U.S. presidents, beginning with FDR and finishing with Leader George Bush within the 1980s.

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Full Name Glenn T. Seaborg
Date Of Birth April 19, 1912
Died February 25, 1999, Lafayette, California, United States
Place Of Birth Ishpeming, MI
Profession Scientist
Education Jordan High School, University of California, Berkeley
Nationality American
Children David Seaborg
Parents Herman Theodore Seaborg, Selma Olivia Seaborg
Siblings Jeanette Seaborg Bonniksen
Awards Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Priestley Medal, Franklin Medal, Enrico Fermi Award, Perkin Medal, John Scott Legacy Medal and Premium, Washington Award, National Medal of Science for Chemistry
Star Sign Aries

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Modern Marvels1999TV Series documentaryHimself: Co-Discoverer Plutonium
Pandora's Box1992TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Chairman AEC 1961-71
A Step Away from War1986TV Special documentaryHimself - Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission (as Dr. Glenn Seaborg)

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The Energy Crisis: President Carter's Plan, 19772008Video documentary shortHimself

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