Albert Ghiorso

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Birthday
15, 1915
Birthplace
Vallejo, CA
Death Date
Dec 26, 2010 (95)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
15, 1915
Birthplace
Vallejo, CA
Death Date
Dec 26, 2010 (95)

About

Nuclear scientist who invented new techniques to identify heavy elements. He also helped discover 12 chemical elements on the periodic table in 1950.

Before Fame

He built radios as a teenager and attended UC Berkeley.

Trivia

He developed sensitive instruments for detecting the radiation associated with nuclear decay as a part of the Manhattan Project during World War II.

Family Life

He was married to Wilma Belt for over 60 years.

Associated With

Like Albert Einstein, he also worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II.