What Did Ernest Rutherford Do?

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Ernest Rutherford was known as the father of nuclear physics. After discovering that the positive charge of an atom is contained in the nucleus, he created the Rutherford model of the atom. He is also credited with being the first to split the atom.
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Ernest Rutherford
Ernest Rutherford was the brilliant New Zealand physicist who explained natural radioactivity, determined the structure of the atom, and changed one element into another (nitrogen to oxygen) by splitting an atom's nucleus. A farm boy from New Zealan... More »
Born: August 30, 1871, Brightwater, New Zealand
Died: October 19, 1937
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