All we are well familiar with the periodic table, we hardly tried to memorize the elements order wise in our school time. Like a map it used as a tool in chemistry, and all other subjects.

At present 118 elements are there in the periodic table from the hydrogen with atomic number 1 to oganesson with atomic number 118. Every element has its own properties.

Some of the scientist marked their name in periodic table by elements directly or indirectly.

People On The Periodic Table

Vassili Samarsky-Bykhovets ; Samarium (Sm, 62)

Vassili Samar-sky-Bykhovets was a Russian mining engineer, As a mining official, he granted permission to access his mineral samples, several lanthanides elements were isolated from that minerals, and one of them was the ore samarskite then it was named as  samarium, as honor for Samarsky-Bykhovets. Samarium was the first element named in honor of a person.

Vassili Samar-sky-Bykhovets

Johan Gadolin ; Gadolinium (Gd, 64 )

Johan Gadolin

Johna Gadolin, the Finnish scientist isolated the minerals yttrium and gadolinium, and gadolinium was discovered by Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac in 1880, then Gadolinium was named in honor of Johan Gadolin.

Amerigo Vespucci ; Americium (Am, 95)

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Amerigo Vespucci

Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian explorer after whom America was named.The name in Latin as Americus Vespucius.Indirectly honors him with the element Americium.

Marie Curie & Pierre Curie ; Curium ( Cm, 96 )

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Marie Curie & Pierre Curie

Marie Salomea Sklodowska Curie was a Polish scientist who conducted research on radioactivity. Marie Curie married Pierre Curie and they shared Nobel prize. Curium was discovered by Glenn Seaborg and colleagues,and named in honor of Pierre and Marie Curie.   

George Berkeley ; Berkelium (Bk, 97)

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George Berkeley

George Berkeley was an Irish philosopher Indirectly honors after whom the Lawrence-Berkeley National laboratory takes its name.

Albert Einstein ; Einsteinium (Es, 99)

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Albert Einstein

One of the greatest scientist of all time, Einsteinium was discovered by Albert Ghiorso & colleagues,and named after the Albert Einstein.

Enrico Fermi ; Fermium (Fm, 100)

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Enrico Fermi 

Enrico Fermi an Italian – American scientist. Fermium was discovered by Albert Ghiorso and colleagues, and named after the nuclear physicist Enrico Fermi.

Dmitri Mendeleev ; Mendelevium (Md, 101) 

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Dmitri Mendeleev

Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev was a Russian scientist, who had a great role in the history of periodic table. Mendelevium was discovered by Albert Ghiorso and colleagues, and named for Dmitri Mendeleev who produced one of the first periodic tables.

Alfred Nobel ; Nobelium (No, 102)

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Alfred Nobel 

Alfred Nobel was a Swedish scientist, who founded the Nobel prizes and also invented dynamite and other powerful explosives. Nobelium was founded by Georgy Flerov and colleagues, and named for Alfred Nobel, the founder of the Nobel prize.

Ernest Orlando Lawrence ; Lawrencium (Lr, 103)


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Ernest Orlando Lawrence

Ernest Lawrence was an American scientist, who invented cyclotron. Lawrencium was discovered by Georgy Flerov and colleagues,and named after Ernest O. Lawrence. 

Ernest Rutherford ; Rutherfordium (Rf, 104) 

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Ernest Rutherford

Ernest Rutherford was a New Zealand scientist who known as the father of nuclear physics. Rutherfordium was discovered by Georgy Flerov and colleagues, and named in honor of Ernest Rutherford, one of the first to explain the structure of atoms. 

Glenn Theodore Seaborg ; Seaborgium (Sg, 106) 

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Glenn Theodore Seaborg

Glenn T. Seaborg was an American scientist who involved in the discovery of trans uranium elements. Seaborgium was discovered by Albert Ghiorso and colleagues, and named for Glenn T. Seaborg in honor.

Niels Bohr ; Bohrium (Bh, 107) 

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Niels Bohr

Niels Bohr was a Danish scientist who given basic contribution to atomic structure and quantum theory. Bohrium was discovered by Peter Armbruster, Gottfried Munzenberg and colleagues, and named for Niels Bohr in honor.

Lise Meitner ; Meitnerium (Mt, 109)

Lise Meitner

Lise Meitner was an Austrian Swedish scientist, who responsible for the discovery of nuclear fission and protactinium element. Meitnerium was discovered by Peter Armbruster, Gottfried Munzenberg and colleagues, and named for Lise Meitner.

Wilhelm Roentgen ; Roentgenium (Rg, 111)(formerly Ununumium)

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Wilhelm Roentgen

Wilhelm Roentgen was a German scientist who detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range known as X-rays. Roentgenium was discovered by Peter Armbruster and Gottfried Munzenberg, and was proposed by the GSI team in honor of Wilhelm Roentgen.

Nicolaus Copernicus ; Copernicium (Cn, 112)

Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus was a Polish – German scientist, who discovered that the Earth orbits the Sun, thus paving the way for our modern view of the world. Copernicium was discovered by Sigurd Hofmann and colleagues,and  named for the Nicolaus Copernicus in honor.

Georgy Flerov ; Flerovium (Fl, 114)

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Georgy Flerov

Georgy Flerov was a Russian scientist, The element Flerovium was indirectly named for him, it was discovered at the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, which carries his name.

Robert Livermore ; Livermorium (Lv, 116)

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Robert Livermore 

The element is named after the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the United States,The name of the laboratory refers to the city of Livermore, California where it is located, which in turn was named after the rancher and landowner Robert Livermore.

Yuri Oganessian ; Oganesson (Og, 118)

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Yuri Oganessian

Yuri Oganessian was a Russian scientist, who involved with remarkable researches in discovery of super heavy chemical elements. The name Oganesson recognizes him for his contributions to transactinide element research and who has the distinction of being alive when an element was named in his honor.

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