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    Lawrencium is named after Ernest Lawrence, the inventor of the cyclotron. next element                      previous element


    Nobelium is named after the inventor of dynamite, and the person who started the prestigious Nobel Prizes (Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Physiology and Medicine, Peace). next element                                  previous element


    Mendelevium is named after Dmitri Mendeleev, the inventor of the periodic table. next element                                previous element


    Fermium is named after the scientist Enrico Fermi.  Fermi was a great prankster.  In college, he and his friends used to throw bits of sodium in puddles of water in close proximity to people that were using outdoor urinals.  Sodium reacts explosively with water, and Fermi and his friends had a great time […]


    Einsteinium is named after the great scientist with the crazy hair. next element                                previous element


    Californium is named after the big state on the West coast of the United States.  Surf’s up! next element                      previous element


    Berkelium is named after the University of California at Berkeley.  The mascot of the University of California Berkeley’s athletic team is the golden bear.   next element                          previous element


    Curium is named after the great scientist, Marie Curie.  She is the only person to win a Nobel prize in BOTH chemistry AND physics. next element                 previous element


    Americium is named after the gold old U. S. A.  What better minifigure to include on americium’s square than Captain America? next element                           previous element


Plutonium was named after the dwarf planet, Pluto.  Plutonium is used to make nuclear warheads.   next element                     previous element