Did you know that only six cities in the world have elements named after them? Livermore is one of those cities!
Located on of the periodic table of elements, Livermorium was discovered by researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), who worked with scientists in Russia to find this new super-heavy element by bombarding curium targets with calcium at one-tenth the speed of light.
Livermore Mayor John Marchand proclaimed May 30 Livermorium Day to recognize the discovery of chemical element 116, which was named in honor of the city and LLNL.
The city is celebrating with a number of events today, including a special program at Livermorium Plaza located at Mills Square Park, 116 South Livermore Avenue (corner of First Street and South Livermore) in Livermore from 4 to 5 PM.
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