Ernest Rutherford

By: Mayra & Sloane

About Rutherford

  1. Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, was born August 30, 1871 and died on October 19, 1937. He was british physicist who became known as the father of nuclear physics. Rutherford got very many medals up to at least 7 medals. The most important medal he got was the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1908. In 1911, he was the first to discover that atoms have a small charge in the nucleus surrounded by largely empty space by electrons, this became Rutherford model of the atom.

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Rutherfords Gold Foil Experiment (Discovery of the Atomic Nucleus)