1899,1902 Actinium

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Paris, BrunswickAndré-Louis Debierne, Friedrich Oskar Giesel elements


Atomic number 89


As an idealist, I believe that business ability doesn’t always trump genius. André-Louis Debierne was a student of Pierre Curie and a collaborator of Marie Curie after Pierre died. Friedrich Oskar Giesel worked in a factory and sold radium compounds.

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  • Actinium,” Elementymology & Elements Multidict, by Peter van der Krogt