Ernest Rutherford




He was the First Baron Rutherford of Nelson; Professor of chemistry at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, then the University of Manchester in Manchester, England, and finally at Cambridge. A New Zealander, Rutherford classified radiation into alpha, beta, and gamma types and discovered the atomic nucleus. He was the first to characterize radon fully and to recognize it as an element, and should well be credited with its discovery.


  1. Photographs of Halle, Germany

  2. Manchester, England

  3. Montreal, Canada (McGill University)

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