MARQUETTE Ã‚– Eric Seaborg, son of renowned scientist Glenn T. Seaborg, will give two public presentations on his fatherÃ‚’s life and work on Friday, Sept. 24, at Northern Michigan University.Ã‚
He will present Ã‚“The Luck of Glenn SeaborgÃ‚” at 3 p.m. and Ã‚“A ScientistÃ‚’s Adventures in Washington: Personal Perspectives on PresidentsÃ‚” at 7 p.m.Ã‚ Both seminars will be held in the Mead Auditorium, West Science Building 2701.
Ã‚“The Luck of Glenn SeaborgÃ‚” is a presentation about the factors that led Seaborg to be the right person in the right place at the right time. The second presentation is a collection of anecdotes and insights based on SeaborgÃ‚’s interactions with presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Reagan.
SeaborgÃ‚’s name is eternalized in NMUÃ‚’s Glenn T. Seaborg Center for Teaching and Learning Science and Mathematics, which is one of MichiganÃ‚’s 35 mathematics and science centers. He was born in Ishpeming, and was the co-discoverer of plutonium and other transuranium elements, which earned him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
His son, Eric, is an award-winning writer, who collaborated with his father on SeaborgÃ‚’s autobiography Adventures in the Atomic Age: From Watts to Washington.
For more information, call the NMU Seaborg Center at 227-2092.