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date: 20 July 2019

Rutherford, Ernest, first baron Rutherford of Nelson 

Source:
A Dictionary of Scientists
Author(s):
 Market House Books Market House Books

(1871–1937) New Zealand physicistRutherford, who was born at Nelson in New Zealand, was certainly the greatest scientist to emerge from that country; he can also fairly be claimed to be one of the greatest experimental physicists of all time. His career almost exactly spans the first great period of nuclear physics, a field he did much to advance and which he dominated for so long. This period stretches from the detection of radioactivity by ... ...

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