Question: What element is named after a University?

Answer: Berkelium is a radioactive metallic element with the symbol Bk. It was named after the University of California at Berkeley where it was first synthesized. Berkelium is a silvery-white highly radioactive soft metal. Berkelium is a member of the actinide group of elements, which are some of the heaviest, yet least understood chemical elements on Earth. Since 1967, just over 1 gram of berkelium has been produced, in total. Since so little Berkelium has ever been produced, very little is known about its uses or properties.


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1Berkelium

Berkelium is a transuranic radioactive chemical element with the symbol Bk and atomic number 97. It is a member of the actinide and transuranium element series. It is named after the city of Berkeley, California, the location of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (then the University of California Radiation Laboratory) where it was discovered in December 1949.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkelium

2Berkelium

The university and the city of Berkeley were in turn named after the Anglo-Irish philosopher, Bishop George ‘Barkeley’. The pronunciation changed from B a rkeley to Berkeley when the name crossed the Atlantic ocean in 1869, the year that the city and university were both founded.
https://www.rsc.org/periodic-table/element/97/Berkelium

3Berkelium is named after a University
The university and the city of Berkeley were in turn named after the Anglo-Irish philosopher, Bishop George ‘Barkeley’. The pronunciation changed from Barkeley to Berkeley when the name …
https://www.chemistryworld.com/podcasts/berkelium/3005710.article

4Berkelium is named after a University
Berkelium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#79, Bk) … but when a city and University in California was named after this philosopher, well, the pronunciation changed after it crossed the ocean. And because of scientific work done at the University of Berkley,
http://scars.tv/kuypers/poems/2014/berkelium.htm

5Berkelium

Berkelium is a radioactive rare earth metal, named after the University of California at Berkeley (USA). Apparently, berkelium tends to accumulate in the skeletal system. It is of no commercial importance and only a few of its compounds are known.
https://www.webelements.com/berkelium/

6Berkelium is named after a University
Berkelium was named after the city of Berkeley, California like the element above it in lanthanide series was named terbium after the town of Ytterby, Sweden, where the rare earth minerals were first found. It is the fifth transuranic element discovered. Berkelium
https://periodic-table.com/berkelium/

7Berkelium

Berkelium was synthesized at and is named after the University of California, Berkeley. The eighth member of the actinide transition series, berkelium was discovered in December 1949 by Thompson, Albert Ghiorso, and Glenn Seaborg, and was the fifth transuranium element synthesized.
https://www.lenntech.com/periodic/elements/bk.htm

8Berkelium is named after a University
The elements berkelium and californium are named after the University of California. Note that the latter element is named for the state of California as well as the University itself.
https://www.answers.com/Q/What_are_elements_named_after_universities

9Berkelium is named after a University
TIL that the chemical element Berkelium is named after the University of California, Berkeley, which is named after the city of Berkeley, which is named after the philosopher George Berkeley, who, ironically, believed that the physical world does not actually exist.
https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/dtqa71/til_that_the_chemical_element_berkelium_is_named/

10Berkelium is named after a University
Berkelium was synthesized in 1949 by Seaborg and his colleagues Stanley Thompson and Albert Ghiorso. Born at the University and named for the city, it’s typically described as a radioactive, silvery metal with no practical application. The isotope Abergel works with is berkelium 249, which has a half-life of nearly a year.
https://alumni.berkeley.edu/california-magazine/fall-2019/berkelium-the-element-named-after-berkeley

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1.  Berkelium
Berkelium is a transuranic radioactive chemical element with the symbol Bk and atomic number 97. It is a member of the actinide and transuranium element…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkelium

2.  List of chemical element name etymologies
identified and named element 91 brevium, from Latin brevis, which means "brief, short"; protactinium has a short half-life. The name was changed to "protoactinium"…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List of chemical element name etymologies

3.  List of people whose names are used in chemical element names
from which it was isolated. Americium, berkelium and livermorium were named after places that had been named for them. The cities of Berkeley, California…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List of people whose names are used in chemical element names