Ernest Rutherford, 1st and last Baron Rutherford of Nelson (1871 - 1937) MP

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Birthplace: Spring Grove, Brightwater, Tasman, New Zealand
Death: Died in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK
Managed by: Ric Dickinson
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About Ernest Rutherford, 1st and last Baron Rutherford of Nelson

Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson OM, FRS (30 August 1871 – 19 October 1937) was a New Zealand-born British chemist and physicist who became known as the father of nuclear physics. In early work he discovered the concept of radioactive half life, proved that radioactivity involved the transmutation of one chemical element to another, and also differentiated and named alpha and beta radiation. This work was done at McGill University in Canada. It is the basis for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry he was awarded in 1908 "for his investigations into the disintegration of the elements, and the chemistry of radioactive substances".

-------------------- Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson OM, FRS[1] (30 August 1871 – 19 October 1937) was a New Zealand-born British chemist and physicist who became known as the father of nuclear physics.[2] He is considered the greatest experimentalist since Michael Faraday (1791–1867).

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Ernest Rutherford had 7 brothers,Percy(died as an infant),Herbert and Charles(downed in perlorus sound when sailing),George,James,Arthur and Ernest himself grew till manhood. Ernest Rutherford also had 5 sisters,Nellie(Mrs M.P.Chapman),Alice(Mrs A.T.Elliot),Florence(Mrs H.G.Streiff),Ethel(Mrs H.G.Sergel) and Eva(Mrs .LT.Bell)

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Ernest Rutherford, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1908's Timeline

1871
August 30, 1871
Brightwater, Tasman, New Zealand
1901
1901
Age 29
Montreal, Canada
1937
October 19, 1937
Age 66
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK
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London