Isolated in 1945 during Uranium fission research, it was named for an ancient deity to suggest humans gaining a new power

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CATEGORY: Chemical Elements

CLUE: Isolated in 1945 during Uranium fission research, it was named for an ancient deity to suggest humans gaining a new power

ANSWER: Promethium

About Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, 5 March 2024

Discovered in 1945 amid research into uranium fission, Promethium was named after an ancient mythological figure to denote the acquisition of formidable new capabilities by mankind. The element draws its name from Prometheus, the Greek Titan who is famed for bestowing upon humans the gift of fire, taken from the gods. This act symbolizes the harnessing of knowledge and technological advancement. The choice of name for Promethium, which bears the atomic number 61, reflects both the hopeful prospects and the inherent risks of exploiting nuclear energy, akin to the mythological narrative’s benefits and curses of fire. Used in applications such as nuclear batteries and glow-in-the-dark paints, Promethium’s isolation during the dawn of nuclear technology underscored the dual nature of such discoveries, offering both great potential and significant challenges.

Who Won Jeopardy Tonight? – Tuesday, 5 March 2024

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy tonight? Scroll down below to find out everyone’s final scores, as well as the scores after the Single Jeopardy and Double Jeopardy rounds!

Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Ben Chan
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Philosophy Professor

Winning Score: $29,800
Round 2 Score: $29,800
Round 1 Score: $11,400
Justin Bolsen
Public Policy Economics
Canton, Georgia

Final Score: $9,958
Round 2 Score: $10,000
Round 1 Score: $1,600
Emmett Stanton
Baltimore, Maryland
Freelance Writer

Final Score: -$2,000
Round 2 Score: -$2,000
Round 1 Score: $3,200

Final Jeopardy Video – Tuesday, 5 March 2024

Watch all the videos from today’s Jeopardy episode below, including highlights, behind the scenes outtakes and full episodes.

Final Jeopardy is the final round of the popular American television game show Jeopardy!, in which participants test their knowledge in numerous areas by answering questions. In Final Jeopardy, participants are given a single clue and must wager a percentage of their existing earnings based on their confidence in their ability to successfully respond.

Each contestant surreptitiously writes down their wager during the commercial break. The Final Jeopardy clue is presented when the programme resumes, and participants have 30 seconds to write down their solution in the form of a question (e.g., “What is…?”). When the timer runs out, the host, reveals each contestant’s response and wager in ascending order of their pre-Final Jeopardy scores. The scores of contestants are adjusted based on whether their response is correct or incorrect, as well as the amount wagered. At the end of the round, the contestant with the highest score is proclaimed the winner.

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