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Ernest Rutherford

Scientist Ernest Rutherford

Profession: Scientist

Nationality:
New Zealand
New Zealand

Why Famous: New Zealand-born physicist and chemist who became known as the father of nuclear physics.

Born: August 30, 1871
Birthplace: Brightwater, New Zealand
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: October 19, 1937 (aged 66)
Cause of Death: Intestinal paralysis

Historical Events

  • 1899-05-08 Ernest Rutherford publishes his discovery of two different kinds of radiation (Alpha and Beta Particles)

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