Ernest Rutherford

The father of Physics

Death

Ernest died of intestinal paralysis at the age of 66, on October 19, 1937. He was buried in the Nave of Westminster Abbey.
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Element named after Rutherford

Element 104 is named Rutherfordium in his honor
Structure of the Atom - Rutherford's Atomic model

About Rutherford

Rutherford was a New Zealand physicist who came to be known as the father of nuclear physics. He was born on August 30, 1871 in Spring Grove, New Zealand.
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The Atom

He then conducted an experiment called Rutherford's Gold Foil Experiment which proved the existence of a small massive center to atoms, which would later be known as the nucleus of an atom.