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From left, Krzysztof Rykaczewski (ORNL), speaker of the state Senate and Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally,
Robert Grzywacz (UT Physics), and James Roberto (seated) (ORNL)

Physics Professor Robert Grzywacz was among the scientists invited to Nashville March 27 for recognition of their research adding tennessine to the periodic table of elements.

Tennessee Senate Joint Resolution 0002 “recognizes Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville for their contributions to the discovery of element 117 and its naming as tennessine.” It concludes: “through their extraordinary achievements, they have advanced human knowledge and left an indelible mark on the history of science.”

Read more on the Department of Physics and Astronomy website.