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date: 20 July 2019

Rutherford, Ernest, first baron Rutherford of Nelson 

A Dictionary of Scientists
 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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