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Rutherford, simple genius

Author: David Wilson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st MIT Press edView all editions and formats
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This is the first full-length biography of Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937), the most important experimental physicist of his time, and probably the most ingenious since Faraday. It was Rutherford who discovered the atomic nucleus and who first "split" an atom.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Ernest Rutherford; Ernest Rutherford; Ernest Rutherford; Ernest Rutherford; Ernest Rutherford
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Wilson
ISBN: 0262231158 9780262231152
OCLC Number: 9533303
Description: 638 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: New Zealand education --
First research --
The wide, wide world --
Science in Cambridge --
Radioactivity --
Life in North America --
Last years in Canada --
Starting at Manchester --
Science international --
The atom --
The atom in action --
Rutherford at war --
The atom is smashed --
Cambridge and the Cavendish --
Politics and power --
Kapitsa --
Final triumphs.
Responsibility: David Wilson.

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This is the first full-length biography of Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937), the most important experimental physicist of his time, and probably the most ingenious since Faraday. It was Rutherford who discovered the atomic nucleus and who first "split" an atom.

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