Ernest Rutherford

Ernest Rutherford

Born: August 30, 1871

Died: October 19, 1937

Nationality: New Zealander

Occupation: Scientist

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: 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
Source/Notes: As quoted in: "The mathematical approach to biology and medicine" (1967) by N. T. J. Bailey, p. 23
Source/Notes: About the result of an experiment which led to the discovery of the atomic nucleus. As quoted in: "Nobel Laureates in Chemistry, 1901-1992", edited by Laylin K. James (1993), p. 57
Source/Notes: As quoted in: "J.D. Bernal and the Origin of Life," BBC Radio Talk (26 July 1968), by John Kendrew

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Source/Notes: As quoted in Einstein: The Man and His Achievement (1973) by G. J. Whitrow, p. 42
Source/Notes: On his 1908 Nobel Prize in chemistry, as quoted in Nobel Laureates and Twentieth-Century Physics (2004) by Mauro Dardo, p. 69
Source/Notes: As quoted in Quips, Quotes, and Quanta : An Anecdotal History of Physics (2007) by Anton Z. Capri, page 65.
Source/Notes: As quoted in Einstein: The Man and His Achievement (1973) by G. J. Whitrow, p. 42

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