Nicolaus Copernicus was a Polish astronomer most famous today for his law concerning the motion of planets. It's not entirely clear why he has an element named after him, since his controbutions to chemistry were minimal. This photograph represents the element copernicium in my Photographic Periodic Table Poster.
Source: Theodore Gray
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 15 April, 2006
Text Updated: 2 September, 2013