Ernest Rutherford

  1. British physicist (born in New Zealand) who discovered the atomic nucleus and proposed a nuclear model of the atom (1871-1937)
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  • Ask a New Zealander who split the atom and they'll tell you it was Ernest Rutherford.
  • In 1903, Ernest Rutherford and Frederick Soddy made the astonishing discovery that natural radioactivity involves transmutation.
  • He was thus in between the primordial hydrogen hypothesis of William Prout and the nuclear atoms of Ernest Rutherford.
  • In Manchester in 1911, Ernest Rutherford and some younger co-workers began to study how some small, positively charged projectiles called particles behaved when they impinged on a thin gold film.
  • Tritium was discovered by physicists Ernest Rutherford, M.L. Oliphant, and Paul Harteck, in 1934, when they bombarded deuterium (a hydrogen isotope with mass number 2) with high-energy deuterons (nuclei of deuterium atoms).
  • The scientist Ernest Rutherford was the first person to split the atom.
  • The scientist Ernest Rutherford was the first person to split the atom.
  • The American team, on the other hand, proposed the name rutherfordium for the new element, in honor of the great British scientist Sir Ernest Rutherford.
  • By 1910 Ernest Rutherford and his collaborators at Manchester had interrogated an atom by bombarding it with heavier particles.
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