At the present time, more than 3,300 nuclides have been discovered in over 1,500 publications. About 4,000 different researchers were involved in these discoveries.

It is interesting to list who discovered isotopes and where the discoveries took place. Below are links to tables sorted by (first/co)authors, laboratories, countries, and journals.

Researchers can also search for the isotopes discovered by individual authors, and at different labs and in different countries here.

Note: FRIB attempted to account for the different use of initials and name changes. However, this might not always be correct. Authors are encouraged to check the abstracts for the individual isotopes linked from the Isotope abstracts page. Please send any corrections to nuclides@frib.msu.edu.