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Ernest Rutherford

Ernest Rutherford (1871 - 1937)

Ernest Rutherford (1871 - death year) now list accomplishments. This opening paragraph should be 5-6 sentences with citations.

Early Life

was born on August 30, 1871 in Nelson, New Zealand.<ref>http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/1908/rutherford-bio.html</ref> He was the fourth child and second son in a family of twelve.

In his early years Rutherford went to government school to receive his education and later at the age of sixteen he entered the Nelson Collegiate School. In 1889 he graduated with honors in every subject and he was awarded a university scholarship. Later, with the help of his scholarship he went to Wellington, New Zealand, where he entered Canterbury College. In 1892 at Canterbury College, Rutherford received his Bachelors in mathematics and physical science, and a year later went on to get a Masters Degree. <ref>nobleprize.org</ref>

As time passed Earnest Rutherford received many awards for the great things he did. <ref>www.nobleprize.org</ref>


This information is an incorrect paraphrasing of very important experiments.

Ernest Rutherford performed many experiments and made a couple of models. The gold foil experiment is a famous experiment that he and his students created. They conducted an experiment to search the problems of alpha particles that scatter a thin piece of gold leaf. The particles contained the 2e charge and Rutherford wanted to prove that. He suggested that they should hit the gold leaf with fast alpha particles from the source 214Po. The particles absorbed from the source on the gold leaf were observed by microscope. Rutherford knew that reckoning the scattered that there are some abbreviated of a very big angle. Rutherford then summarized the results of his work and came to the opinion that atoms consisted of a nucleus, he also said the nucleus the whole positive charge and almost the whole atoms mass. <ref>nobelprize.org</ref>

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In 1919, Rutherford became director of Cambridge University's Cavendish Laboratory and set up a first class research team. For about four years Rutherford had thought to penetrate the nucleus of an atom, he would need particles to accurate through a few million volts of energy to match the particles. <ref>rutherford.org</ref> He has displayed his ability to work creatively with associations, of whom are already established at the institutions of which he was appointed to. <ref>chemheritage.org</ref>


Ernest Rutherford got awards for great things. He was awarded the Noble Prize in Chemistry in 1908. <ref>blupete.com</ref> He was knighted in 1914 and in 1931 he was created the first Baron Rutherford of Nelson. <ref>rutherford.org</ref> The element 104 Rutherfordium was named in his honor. <ref>homepage.mac.com</ref> Some people ask themselves, why did he get these awards? The answer is because he discovered and named alpha and beta decay and coined the terms alpha, beta, and gamma rays. <ref>nobelprize.org</ref> He was the first person to artificially make disappear or in other words disintegrate an element. <ref>nobelprize.com</ref> After doing all the great things he did for science, Ernest Rutherford died October 19, 1937 in Cambridge, England.<ref>nobleprize.org</ref> Now he is called the Father of Nuclear Physics.<ref>abyss.uoregon.edu</ref>

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