The modern technological world appears overwhelming to many people. It drives some to pessimism and despair. It makes others doubt the future of mankind unless we retreat to simpler lives and even to the ways of our ancestors.

What these people fail to realize is that we cannot go back to those ways and those days. Furthermore, for all our difficulties, life today is far better for more people and the possibilities for the future can be brighter than ever if we develop not only new knowledge, but a greater faith and confidence in the human mind and spirit.

      -- Glenn T. Seaborg

Glenn Seaborg's work has forever changed our fundamental understanding of nuclear chemistry, shaped the nation's best efforts in education and forged the global imperative to harness the awesome power of the atom. You'll find highlights of Dr. Seaborg's achievements in science, national policy and education below.