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  • Curium - The element is named for radioactivity pioneers Pierre and Marie Curie.
  • Mendelevium - named after the compiler of the modern periodic table, Russian chemist Dimitri Mendeleev.
  • Lawrencium - It is named after the inventor of the cyclotron particle accelerator, Ernest Lawrence.
  • Fermium - Fermium gets its name from Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi who won the Nobel prize for Physics in 1938.
  • Bohrium - named after the Danish physicist Niels Bohr
  • Einsteinium - Albert Einstein, who developed many groundbreaking theories including the Special Theory of Relativity, lends his name to the element.