Ten fun facts about Henry Moseley


Fact 1
He helped in the development of the x-ray equipment.

Fact 2
His work helped redefine the number for the atomic numbers, making sure it represented the physical number of positive charges in the element.

Fact 3
A scholarship in his name from the Royal Society has been established.


Fact 4
He enlisted in the Royal Engineers of the British Army during World War 1. He was killed in the war by a sniper.

Fact 5
Isaac Asimov claimed that his death may have been the single most important death to mankind during that war.

Fact 6
After his death, a policy was established by the British government disallowing important scientists to enlist in combat with the armed forces.

Fact 7
The Nobel Prize for physics was not awarded to anyone in 1916. It is said thet Moseley would have received it had he not been killed in the war.

Fact 8
His grandfather was a biologist. His father was also a biologist and a professor.

Fact 9
He received a King's scholarship to Eton College but earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Oxford.

Fact 10
He invented the first atomic battery in 1912, but was unable to stop the particles.


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