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Nottingham element: Carl Froch

Carl Froch, MBE, was born in Colwick. He is a British former professional boxer who competed from 2002 to 2014, and has since worked as a boxing analyst and commentator for Sky Sports.

He held multiple super-middleweight world championships, including the WBC title twice between 2008 and 2011, the IBF title from 2012 to 2015, and the WBA (Unified) title from 2013 to 2015.

At regional level he held the British, Commonwealth, and English super-middleweight titles, and won the Lonsdale Beltin 2006. As an amateur in the middleweight division, Froch won a bronze medal at the 2001 World Championships, and the ABA title twice.

Early in his life Froch wanted to become a footballer and play for Nottingham Forest, his local football team, and has stated that he would love to fight at the City Ground.

Scientific element: Californium

The element is named after the university and state of California where its discovery took place.

One microgram of californium-252 can generate 170,000,000 neutrons per minute.

The element was not available in weighable amounts until ten years after its discovery due to minute production in the laboratory

Californium is a very strong neutron emitter. It is used in portable metal detectors, for identifying gold and silver ores, to identify water and oil layers in oil wells and to detect metal fatigue and stress in aeroplanes.

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