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Glen Seaborg and Emilio Segre. Historical portrait of American physicist Glen T. Seaborg (left, born 1912) and Italian physicist Emilio Segre (1905- 89). They are presenting a sample of plutonium-239 to the Smithsonian Institution, USA. Both men were involved in the discovery of plutonium (1940), and both worked on the USA's Manhattan Project to manufacture an atomic bomb. Seaborg shared the 1951 Chemistry Nobel Prize for work on transuranic elements. Segre shared the 1959 Physics Nobel Prize for the discovery of the anti-proton.
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