Ernest Rutherford

The Father of the Nuclear Age

Ernest Rutherfords life


Ernest Rutherford (Baron Rutherford of Nelson) was born on August 30, 1871 in Rural Spring Grove. He had 11 siblings and he was the fourth. His father was James and his mother was Martha. James worked as a Flax-miller and his mother as a school teacher, which made it important on the children's education. Ernest graduate from The University of Cambridge from the years of 1895-1898. Ernest Rutherford and JJ Thomson only worked together for only a few months but yet the discovered the atomic c. After the Atomic Theory they split up only to follow different subjects to research. One of Ernest's final quotes is that "I hope scientists do not learn how to extract atomic energy until man was living at peace with his neighbors.”

Ernest Rutherford - Giant of Science