GLENN T. SEABORG - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/29/1980 - HFSID 143238
GLENN T. SEABORG. Nobel Prize-winner fears U.S. is losing its pre-eminence in science Typed Letter signed: "Glenn T. Seaborg", 1p, 8½x11. Berkeley, California, 1980 August 29. On letterhead of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory to Barbara Rice, Astoria, N. Y.
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GLENN T. SEABORG.
Nobel Prize-winner fears U.S. is losing its pre-eminence in science
Typed Letter signed: "Glenn T. Seaborg", 1p, 8½x11. Berkeley, California, 1980 August 29. On letterhead of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory to Barbara Rice, Astoria, N. Y. In full: "In reply to your recent letter, I am afraid the United States is losing its former position of clear pre-eminence in science but our position is still quite strong. One aspect of the problem is the greater amount of documentation now required, but a more important aspect is the diminishing level of funding to support basic research. Sincerely yours". Seaborg (1912-1999) was a co-recipient of the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work as co-discoverer of elements #94 Plutonium (in 1941), #95 Americium, #96 Curium, #97 Berkelium and #98 Californium. Later, he played a part in creating elements #99 Einsteinium, #100 Fermium, #101 Mendelevium and #102 Nobelium. In 1994, a new element (#106 Seaborgium) was named after him, the first time the honor has been bestowed upon a living person. Seaborg worked on the Manhattan Project developing the atomic bomb, but signed a letter to President Truman urging that the bomb be dropped on a barren island as a demonstration. He chaired the Atomic Energy Commission (1961-1971) and helped negotiate the nuclear test ban treaty of 1963. Full-length horizontal crease in left margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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