Ernest Rutherford Quote
As quoted in Quips, Quotes, and Quanta : An Anecdotal History of Physics (2007) by Anton Z. Capri, page 65.
“If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.”
As quoted in: "The mathematical approach to biology and medicine" (1967) by N. T. J. Bailey, p. 23
“Radioactivity is shown to be accompanied by chemical changes in which new types of matter are being continually produced.... The conclusion is drawn that these chemical changes must be sub-atomic in character.”
The Cause and Nature of Radioactivity in Philosophical Magazine (September 1902)
As quoted in Rutherford at Manchester (1962) by J. B. Birks. Variant: "In science there is only physics; all the rest is stamp collecting". Sometimes misattributed to Lord Kelvin
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsErnest Rutherford
Born: August 30, 1871
Died: October 19, 1937 (age 66)
Nationality: New Zealander
Bio: Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson OM, FRS was a New Zealand-born British chemist and physicist who became known as the father of nuclear physics. He is considered as the greatest experimentalist since Michael Faraday.
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