Photo: Glenn Seaborg. (Credit: U.S. National Archives)
Eric Seaborg, a writer and author, outdoorsman and environmentalist, has a love for hiking that he shared with his father, the late chemist and Nobel laureate Glenn Seaborg (1912-1999) who blazed trails in element and isotope discoveries during an illustrious career at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley.
In this Q&A, Eric Seaborg shares memories of his father and relates his experiences as a writer and as president of the American Discovery Trail Society, which has established a hiking trail spanning the U.S. – from Point Reyes National Seashore in California to Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware.
Eric is one of seven children born to Helen and Glenn Seaborg.