By J. L. Heilbron
An enticing biography that captures the thrill of the early days of nuclear physics, Ernest Rutherford tells the tale of the down-to-earth New Zealander who turned one of many most popular pioneers of subatomic physics. Rutherford's achievements have been quite a few and included:
* Inventing a detector for electromagnetic waves
* getting to know the lifestyles of alpha and beta rays in uranium radiation
* developing (with Frederick Soddy) the "disintegration thought" of radioactivity, which regards radioactive phenomena as atomic -- no longer molecular -- processes
* Demonstrating that the internal constructions of components correspond with a bunch of strains that represent them, which may then be assigned an atomic quantity and, extra vital, the homes of every point might be outlined by way of this number
* And his maximum contribution of all - he found that the atom had a nucleus and that it contained the definitely charged proton
From his early days as a scholarship scholar to the top of his lifestyles as he persevered to paintings in his lab, Ernest Rutherford finds the existence and occasions of 1 of the best minds of the 20th century.
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