Ten fun facts about Ernest Rutherford

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Fact 1
Ernest Rutherford was born on 30th August 1871 in Brightwater, New Zealand and died on 19th October 1937 in Cambridge, UK.

Fact 2
Ernest Rutherford is known as the 'Father of Nuclear Physics' and considered as one of the greatest experimentalist.

Fact 3
He studied at the Canterbury College, University of New Zealand on a scholarship and completed his BA, MA and BSc and also two years of research,which lead to the invention of a new kind of radio receiver.

Fact 4
Ernest Rutherford was the first non-Cambridge graduate to have been allowed to do research work at the Cambridge University's Cavendish Laboratory, under the inspiring leadership and guidance of Sir J.J.Thomson.

Fact 5
He worked on the practical problems of submarine detection, during the first World War.

Fact 6
During his time at McGill University in Canada, Ernest Rutherford and fellow chemist Frederick Soddy drafted the 'Atomic Disintegration Theory' as an accountability of all their combined experiments.

Fact 7
While at Victoria University of Manchester, he and Thomas Royds proved that alpha radiation consisted of helium ions.

Fact 8
Rutherford's investigation into the disintegration of the elements and chemistry of radioactive substances, earned him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in the year 1908.

Fact 9
Rutherford performed his most famous Geiger-Marsden experiment, which demonstrated the nuclear nature of the atoms, after the receipt of the Nobel Prize.

Fact 10
He was credited with the discovery of the element rutherfordium, Rf.

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Was a New-Zealand born chemist and physicist.

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