Volume 89 Issue 4 | p. 46 | Obituaries
Issue Date: January 24, 2011

Albert Ghiorso

Department: ACS News
Keywords: Obituaries, People

Albert Ghiorso, 95, a retired Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) nuclear researcher and codiscoverer of 12 chemical elements, died on Dec. 26, 2010, at his home in Berkeley, Calif., of heart failure while recovering from a minor fall.

A native of Vallejo, Calif., Ghiorso graduated with a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1937. Because of the Great Depression, no steady jobs were available. So Ghiorso worked for several small . . .

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