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Rutherfordium it is element 104. It was first found in a Nuclear Research Institute at Dubna, in Russia, in 1964 - leading to the name Dubnium. Rutherfordium was synthesized by Albert Ghiorso in 1969 at the University of California and named in honor of Ernest Rutherford. Its symbol is RF and it has 104 protons. Its atomic number is 104 and atomic mass is 261 amu. The melting and boiling points are unknown. There is no use for it that scientist know of. It was named after Ernest Rutherford, who was known as the father of modern nuclear physics.