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Tennessee in its element
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The second part of Rotary’s two-part tribute to the late Stephen Hawking was presented by Dr. Joseph H. Hamilton, physicist and Vanderbilt professor. Hamilton played a key role in the discovery and synthesis of a series of super-heavy elements, one of which was named Tennessine.“It is a big honor for our state because it is only the second element named for a state in the Periodic Table,” explained Hamilton. “Californium, Element 98 is named after California, but now we have Tennessine, which is Element 117.”

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