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  • Ernest Rutherford Ernest Rutherford
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    Ernest Rutherford in his Laboratory at McGill University ca. 1903. Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) Ernest Rutherford is considered the father of nuclear physics. Indeed, it could be said that Rutherford invented the very language to describe the theoretical concepts of the atom and the phenomenon of radioactivity. Particles named and characterized by him include the alpha particle, beta particle and proton. Even the neutron, discovered by James Chadwick, owes its name to Rutherford. The exponentia...
  • Ernest Rutherford
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    ERNEST RUTHERFORD. Ernest Rutherford was born in Spring Grove in New Zealand on August 30th, 1871. His parents, James and Martha, had emigrated from Great Britain and believed their children, numbering 12, should have proper education. At the age of 16 Ernest won his first scholarship to Nelson College, where he was a popular student. He followed with a second scholarship to Canterbury College in Christchurch, and by 1893 had graduated with first class honours in Physics and Mathematics. Rutherf...
  • Rutherford's 1911 Atomic Model
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    Rutherford's Gold Foil Experiment Rutherford started his scientific career with much success in local schools leading to a scholarship to Nelson College. After achieving more academic honors at Nelson College, Rutherford moved on to Cambridge University " 's Cavendish laboratory. There he was lead by his mentor J.J. Thomson convinced him to study radiation. By 1889 Rutherford was ready to earn a living and sought a job. With Thomson's recommendation McGill University in Montreal accepted him as ...
  • James And Martha Rutherford
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    Family His background is rather unique, having been born in New Zealand, a country which, within a mere 50 years of formal European settlement of that remote British Colony, could admit him to its, already 20-year-old, university. Ernest Rutherford was born at Spring Grove in rural Nelson on August 30th 1871, the second son and fourth child of twelve born to James and Martha Rutherford. Scottish James had arrived in New Zealand in 1843 as a four-year old. James became a wheelwright and engineer,...
  • Rutherford Bichard Hayes
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    Rutherford B. Hayes (19th president) Rutherford Bichard Hayes was not a well know president. He was not president that had the opportunity to lead us through a war. He was not a president that would draw much attention to the public eye. He was however one of the presidents that had a great triumph over a major U.S. problem, economics and civil rights following a war. The United States was just coming out of the Civil War and was in need of a new president. They were in need of one that could le...
  • Deflections Of The Alpha Particles
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    Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) Ernest Rutherford was born in Nelson, New Zealand. Rutherford demonstrated his abilities as a scientist early on while working on his B. Sc. at the University of New Zealand in 1894. He showed that the magnetization can be removed from a magnetized iron needle by dissolving the surface layer of the metal in acid. He began work at Cambridge in 1895 and was a professor at the University of Manchester from 1907 on. It is during this time period that Rutherford made his...
  • Rutherford's First Researches In New Zealand
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    Ernest Rutherford was born on August 30, 1871 in Nelson, New Zealand. Rutherford started college young at the age of sixteen he attended Nelson Collegiate School. When he was nineteen he was awarded the university scholarship and went on to the University of New Zealand where he studied mathematics and physical science. He continued with research work at the University until he received an 1851 Exhibition Science Scholarship to Trinity College as a research student under J.J. Thomson. After this...
  • Rutherford's Scattering Experiment 2
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION 2. BODY 2.1. Biography of Ernest Rutherford 2.1. 1. Birth place 2.1. 2. Brief history of education and work 2.1. 3. Death place 2.2. The experiment 2.2. 1. Discovery of radiations in elements 2.2. 2. Rutherford's scattering experiment 2.2. 3. Discovery of radioisotopes 2.3. Application to real life and implication for society 2.3. 1. X-Rays 2.3. 2. Radiation treatment of cancerous tumors 2.3. 3. Food preservation 3. CONCLUSION INTRODUCTION My ISU is on scientist...

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