Dawn Shaughnessy: The Chemist Who's Mapping the Periodic Table

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Looks like we all need to go back to chemistry class.

Dawn Shaughnessy is the principal investigator of the Heavy Element Group at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Her group has helped (in collaboration with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Russia) discover six elements, including three of the four that made headlines recently.

(thanks to Laninani for sending this in!)