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Hamilton, Ramayya to discuss discovery of new element Tennessine at TSU lecture

Oct. 25, 2018—Joseph H. Hamilton, Landon C. Garland Distinguished Professor of Physics, and A.V. Ramayya, professor of physics, emeritus, will discuss "The Discoveries of New Super Heavy Elements 115, 117, 118 and Naming 117 for the State of Tennessee" from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 1 at Tennessee State University.

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Commodore Classrooms Celebrate Lifelong Learning

Nov. 21, 2017—Last year Tennessee became only the second state to be recognized on the periodic table of chemical elements, and Vanderbilt faculty played a key role. Joseph Hamilton, the Landon C. Garland Distinguished Professor of Physics, captivated alumni with the story of the discovery of superheavy element 117, tennessine (Ts), during a Commodore Classroom event hosted...

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Research that ruled in 2016: Readers’ favorite stories

Dec. 16, 2016—Artificial kidneys, gay-straight alliances and junkyard batteries captured readers' attention in 2016.

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Tennessine approved as name of newly discovered element

Nov. 30, 2016—Tennessee joins California to become only the second American state memorialized in the periodic table of elements.

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Congressman Cooper honors Hamilton and Ramayya for superheavy element discovery

Aug. 13, 2016—U.S. Representative Jim Cooper honored nuclear physicists Joe Hamilton and A.V. Ramayya Aug. 12 for their role in the discovery of the new superheavy element 117 that has been provisionally named Tennessine.

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Building the Bomb: Vanderbilt Physicists Played a Key Role in Developing the First Nuclear Weapons

Aug. 10, 2016—In part because much of their work remains classified even after 70 years, the contributions of a group of young Vanderbilt physicists to the Manhattan Project have never received the level of recognition they deserve.

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Tennessee may become second state in periodic table

Jun. 8, 2016—The provisional name for the newly discovered superheavy element 117 is "tennessine." The name was proposed by Vanderbilt nuclear physicist Joseph Hamilton to honor the state where three members of the international collaboration that made the discovery -- Vanderbilt University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University of Tennessee at Knoxville -- are located.

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Vanderbilt’s Gervais named to Academy of Europe

Oct. 4, 2012—The Academy of Europe has elected Daniel Gervais of Vanderbilt Law School as its second member from Vanderbilt.

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Adding to the periodic table

Feb. 7, 2012—The year has gotten off to a good start for modern-day alchemists like Vanderbilt physicists Joe Hamilton and A.V. Ramayya who are engaged in the extremely challenging scientific endeavor of extending the periodic table by creating new elements. In November, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) officially added three new superheavy elements...

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Vanderbilt nuclear physicist elected to European academy

Dec. 8, 2011—Physics professor Joseph H. Hamilton has been elected as a member of the Academia Europaea, a non-governmental association that serves as a European academy of arts and sciences.

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