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Can you name the places or persons that have one or several elememts named after them, from the description given?

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In Greek mythology, she was the daughter of Tantalus and the sister of Pelops.
Polish Renaissance astronomer, the first to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology, which didn't place Earth at the center of the universe.
Capital and largest city of Sweden.
Second largest dwarf planet in our solar system, originally classified as a planet.
Seventh planet from the Sun, second smallest of the gas giants.
Capital and largest city of Denmark.
Region in Northern Europe where Norway, Sweden and Denmark are located.
Polish and French husband and wife, pioneers in the fields of radioactivity, crystallography, magnetism and piezoelectricity.
In Greek mythology, he was the son of Zeus, and father of Pelops, Niobe and Broteas.
Scottish village in the district of Lochaber in the Scottish Highlands.
Two continents in the Western Hemisphere, can also refer to the United States.
Ninth longest river of Europe.
Town in Russia, site of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research.
German city, located in the federal state of Hesse. It is home to the GSI Centre for Heavy Ion Research.
Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, armaments manufacturer and the inventor of dynamite. He has a series of Prizes named after him.
Prefecture of Greece, named after an ancient tribe that lived in the area.
Austrian-Swedish physicist, was part of the team that discovered nuclear fission.
Italian physicist, remembered for his work on the development of the first nuclear reactor.
German-American scientist, regarded as one of the most influental scientists of all time. Perhaps best know for his theories of relativity.
31st and most populous state of the USA.
German state, home to Wiesbaden, Darmstadt and Frankfurt.
The Norse god of thunder.
Swedish village in the Stockholm archipelago, and its famous mine where many rare minerals have been discovered.
City in the San Francisco Bay Area, it is the site of the oldest of the Universities of California.
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American physicist known for his invention, utilization, and improvement of the cyclotron atom-smasher, and his later work in uranium-isotope separation for the Manhattan Project.
British-New Zealand chemist and physicist, known as the father of nuclear physics.
Capital and largest city of France.
Old Norse godess associated with love, beauty, fertility, gold, war, and death.
Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum mechanics.
Country in Europe, most populous country in the European Union.
Greek name for the Earth's only natural satelite, the Moon. Can also refer to the Greek moon godess.
Country in Europe, homeland of Marie Curie.
Ancient region of Western Europe approximating present day France, Luxembourg and Belgium.
The Greek goddess of civilization, wisdom, strength, strategy, craft, justice and skill.
The world's second smallest continent, named after a Phoenician princess in Greek mythology.
Russian chemist and inventor, credited as being the creator of the periodic table of elements.
American scientist who contributed to the discovery and isolation of ten elements, and developed the actinide concept.
Country in Europe, second most populous country in the European Union.
Dwarf planet in the Asteroid belt, considered for half a century to be a planet. Named after the Roman goddess of growing plants, the harvest, and motherly love.
Third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.
Russian mining engineer and the chief of Russian Mining Engineering Corps between 1845 and 1861.
Greek god who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to the mortals.
The Latin word for our planet, Earth.
German scientist, produced and detected the electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays.
Eight planet from the Sun, smallest of the gas giants.
World's largest country, spanning large parts of Europe and Asia.
Innermost and smallest planet of our solar system.
Finnish chemist, physicist and mineralogist, known for discovering Yttrium.

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