Glenn Theodore Seaborg (1912-1999) was a Nobel prize winner in chemistry credited with the discovery of plutonium and nine
other new elements. He published books and over 250 articles and papers throughout his career. The collection consists of
Seaborg's diaries and journals, and a history of the Met Lab section C-I.
Seaborg was born on April 19, 1912 in Ishpeming, Michigan; AB, UCLA, 1934; Ph.D, University of California at Berkeley, 1937;
research associate (1937-39), instructor (1939-41), assistant professor (1941-45), professor of chemistry (1945-71), university
professor beginning in 1971, University of California at Berkeley; director of plutonium work for Manhattan Project at University
of Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory (1942-46); head of Nuclear Chemistry Division (1946-58 and 1971-75), and associate director
of laboratory, 1954-61 and again beginning in 1971, Lawrence Berkeley Lab; member of first general advisory committee, U.S.
Atomic Energy Commission (1946-50), member of historical advisory committee (1958-61), and commission chairman (1961-71);
chancellor, University of California at Berkeley, 1958-61; won Nobel Prize in chemistry (shared with Edwin M. McMillan), 1951;
credited with the discovery of plutonium and nine other new elements (atomic numbers 94-102 and 106), the last of which was
named seaborgium; published books and over 250 articles and papers; he died February 1999.
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