We should all know of the periodic table of elements. The stories of the discovery of each element are fascinating, and can provide hours of fun reading about them.
Some of the discoveries are in many ways about collective research, and in other ways about scientific obsession. To me, it’s pleasing that Dmitri Mendeleev’s contribution, who developed the periodic table we use today, is recognised in having an element named after him. Surely a pinnacle of name recognition.
There’s a version of the periodic table that includes the date and country of discovery of each element. See below, and look on admiringly at the contribution of Britons. See HERE to find out more about each element’s discoverer.