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Ununoctium

date of claimed discovery

2002

discoverer

Yu. Ts. Oganessian

discoverer

V. K. Utyonkov

discoverer

Yu. V. Lobanov

discoverer

F. Sh. Abdullin

discoverer

A. N. Polyakov

discoverer

R. N. Sagaidak

discoverer

I. V. Shirokovsky

discoverer

Yu. S. Tsyganov

discoverer

A. A. Voinov

discoverer

G. G. Gulbekian

discoverer

S. L. Bogomolov

discoverer

B. N. Gikal

discoverer

A. N. Mezentsev

discoverer

S. Iliev

discoverer

V. G. Subbotin

discoverer

A. M. Sukhov

discoverer

K. Subotic

discoverer

V. I. Zagrebaev

discoverer

G. K. Vostokin

discoverer

M. G. Itkis

discoverer

K. J. Moody

discoverer

J. B. Patin

discoverer

D. A. Shaughnessy

discoverer

N. J. Stoyer

discoverer

M. A. Stoyer

discoverer

P. A. Wilk

discoverer

J. M. Kenneally

discoverer

J. H. Landrum

discoverer

J. F. Wild

discoverer

R. W. Lougheed

location of discovery

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia

Ununpentium

date of claimed discovery

2003

discoverer

Yu. Ts. Oganessian

discoverer

V. K. Utyonkov

discoverer

Yu. V. Lobanov

discoverer

F. Sh. Abdullin

discoverer

A. N. Polyakov

discoverer

I. V. Shirokovsky

discoverer

Yu. S. Tsyganov

discoverer

G. G. Gulbekian

discoverer

S. L. Bogomolov

discoverer

A. N. Mezentsev

discoverer

S. Iliev

discoverer

V. G. Subbotin

discoverer

A. M. Sukhov

discoverer

A. A. Voinov

discoverer

G. V. Buklanov

discoverer

K. Subotic

discoverer

V. I. Zagrebaev

discoverer

M. G. Itkis

discoverer

J. B. Patin

discoverer

K. J. Moody

discoverer

J. F. Wild

discoverer

M. A. Stoyer

discoverer

N. J. Stoyer

discoverer

D. A. Shaughnessy

discoverer

J. M. Kenneally

discoverer

R. W. Lougheed

location of discovery

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia

Ununseptium

date of claimed discovery

2009

discoverer

Yu. Ts. Oganessian

discoverer

F. Sh. Abdullin

discoverer

P. D. Bailey

discoverer

D. E. Benker

discoverer

M. E. Bennett

discoverer

S. N. Dmitriev

discoverer

J. G. Ezold

discoverer

J. H. Hamilton

discoverer

R. A. Henderson

discoverer

M. G. Itkis

discoverer

Yu. V. Lobanov

discoverer

A. N. Mezentsev

discoverer

K. J. Moody

discoverer

S. L. Nelson

discoverer

A. N. Polyakov

discoverer

C. E. Porter

discoverer

A. V. Ramayya

discoverer

F. D. Riley

discoverer

J. B. Roberto

discoverer

M. A. Ryabinin

discoverer

K. P. Rykaczewski

discoverer

R. N. Sagaidak

discoverer

D. A. Shaughnessy

discoverer

I. V. Shirokovsky

discoverer

M. A. Stoyer

discoverer

V. G. Subbotin

discoverer

R. Sudowe

discoverer

A. M. Sukhov

discoverer

Yu. S. Tsyganov

discoverer

V. K. Utyonkov

discoverer

A. A. Voinov

discoverer

G. K. Vostokin

discoverer

P. A. Wilk

location of discovery

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia

Ununtrium

date of claimed discovery

2003

discoverer

Yu. Ts. Oganessian

discoverer

V. K. Utyonkov

discoverer

Yu. V. Lobanov

discoverer

F. Sh. Abdullin

discoverer

A. N. Polyakov

discoverer

I. V. Shirokovsky

discoverer

Yu. S. Tsyganov

discoverer

G. G. Gulbekian

discoverer

S. L. Bogomolov

discoverer

A. N. Mezentsev

discoverer

S. Iliev

discoverer

V. G. Subbotin

discoverer

A. M. Sukhov

discoverer

A. A. Voinov

discoverer

G. V. Buklanov

discoverer

K. Subotic

discoverer

V. I. Zagrebaev

discoverer

M. G. Itkis

discoverer

J. B. Patin

discoverer

K. J. Moody

discoverer

J. F. Wild

discoverer

M. A. Stoyer

discoverer

N. J. Stoyer

discoverer

D. A. Shaughnessy

discoverer

J. M. Kenneally

discoverer

R. W. Lougheed

location of discovery

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia

Uranium

date of discovery

1789

discoverer

Martin Heinrich Klaproth

birth

December 1, 1743

death

January 1, 1817

location of discovery

Berlin, Germany

Vanadium

date of discovery

1801

discoverer

Andrés del Río

birth

November 10, 1764

death

March 23, 1849

location of discovery

Mexico

Xenon

date of discovery

1898

discoverer

William Ramsay

birth

October 2, 1852

death

July 23, 1916

discoverer

Morris William Travers

birth

January 24, 1872

death

1961

location of discovery

London, England

Ytterbium

date of discovery

1878

discoverer

Jean-Charles Galissard de Marignac

birth

April 24, 1817

death

April 15, 1894

location of discovery

Geneva, Switzerland

Yttrium

date of discovery

1794

discoverer

Johan Gadolin

birth

June 5, 1760

death

August 15, 1852

location of discovery

Turku, Finland

Zinc

date of discovery

circa 1200

discoverer

unknown

location of discovery

India

Zirconium

date of discovery

1789

discoverer

Martin Heinrich Klaproth

birth

December 1, 1743

death

January 1, 1817

location of discovery

Berlin, Germany

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