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Discovery of the elements 107 - 109 at SHIP.

7 September 1992

The name Nielsbohrium (later Bohrium) is given to element 107, the elements 108 and 109 are named Hassium and Meitnerium in an official ceremony at GSI (see publications 107-discovery.pdf, 108-discovery.pdf, 109-discovery.pdf).

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Picture 1: From left to right: Paul Kienle, Evelies Mayer (Hessische Staatsministerin für Wissenschaft und Kunst), Heinz Riesenhuber (Bundesminister für Forschung und Technologie), Helmut Folger, Fritz-Peter Heßberger, Sigurd Hofman, Willibrord Reisdorf, Matti Leino, Karl-Heinz Schmidt, Klaus Poppensieker, Hans-Georg Burkhard; sitting: Peter Armbruster, Hans-Joachim Schött, Gottfried Münzenberg. (Image source: GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung)