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Image title: 
Edwin McMillan in the Crocker Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley
Credit line: 
Oakland Tribune, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Fermi Film Collection

Dr. Edwin M. McMillan, cyclotron worker at the University of California, announced yesterday that he and an associate have found a new element to the added to the 92 previously known to science. Photo shows Dr. McMillan simulating a chemical precipitation process used in the discovery experiments, appeared in the Oakland Tribune on June 9, 1940, after Dr. Abelson had departed for Washington. Their paper on the work appeared in the Physical Review on June 15, 1940. Dr. McMillan and Dr. Seaborg shared the Nobel Prize in 1951 for their research on elements heavier than uranium, element 92.

Photo date: 
June 8, 1940
Original format: 
1 photographic print (black and white; 10 x 8 inches)
McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-