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Fermium is named after Enrico Fermi, who has been hailed as a founder of nuclear energy for his contributions of discovering the atomic bomb.


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Symbol: Fm

Atomic Number: 100

Atomic Mass: [257]

Electron Configuration: [Rn]5f127s2

Year Discovered: 1953

Discovered By: Albert Ghiorso and colleagues

Last Updated: 12/11/23