Discovery of the Nucleus

By Reco Arnold, Kavien Hicks, Donovan Jens

Discoveree of the Nucleus of an Atom

In 1909, Ernest Rutherford’s student reported some odd results from an experiment Rutherford had assigned. Rutherford called this news "the most incredible event of his life." In the now well-known experiment, alpha particles were observed to scatter backwards from a gold foil. In 1911, Rutherford’s explained that the scattering was caused by a hard, dense core at the center of the atom–the nucleus.


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