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