Atomic number: 107
Year discovered: 1981
Discovered by: Peter Armbruster, Gottfried Münzenberg, and their co-workers; at Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (GSI) in Darmstadt, Germany.
- Niels Bohr used to begin his lectures by saying to his students, “Every sentence that I utter should be regarded by you not as an assertion but as a question.”
- Scientists from the USSR reported their production of an isotope of bohrium in 1976 and this work was substantiated later by German scientists.
- This element was named in honor of Niels Henrik David Bohr, a Danish physicist, considered one of the foremost scientists of the 20th century.
- It was previously named unnilseptium (Uns) which is the Latin equivalent of atomic number “107”.
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