Jöns Jacob Berzelius was the man who invented the modern chemical notation as we know it from the periodic table. He also discovered two elements cerium and torium. The Swedish chemist was born in 1779 and died 1848. He had a wonderful pair of sideburns that you don't really notice at first when you look att Carl G Qvarnström's statue from 1858 located in the middle of Berzelii Park in Stockholm, Sweden. Jöns Jacob is facing Nybroviken and should be able to get a glance of John Ericsson's neck on a winter's day when the trees have no leaves.