This is nobelium and it was given its name in honor of Alfred Nobel, a Swedish chemist, engineer and innovator. There was a bit of a twist regarding the discovery of this element. Scientists from the Nobel Institute of Physics in Sweden believed they had produced it in 1957, but also scientists at the University of California, Berkeley said the same in 1958. However, after reviewing all claims The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry decided that the discovery was most likely made at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia, in 1966. Problem solved!
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