Memoirs of a Hayseed Physicist by Peter Martel

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Part 164:

People like Hardy had an extensive knowledge of a world beyond nuclear physics. I previous suggested that the name of the new pseudo element “pandemonium” was just a continuation of the various “iums” in the periodic table of the elements. Actually, anyone cognizant of Paradise Lost knows that Pandemonium was the name of satan’s capital city in hell. Maybe Hardy chose this name because he felt he had assumed the role of “devil’s advocate”.

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