Among its former inhabitants are Nobel Prize laureate Ernest Rutherford
, writers Ngaio Marsh and Keri Hulme, and New Zealand prime minister John Key.
Curie and Becquerel both noticed that certain elements emitted several kinds of radiation, and it was Ernest Rutherford
who realized that the radioactive decay process resulted in one element transforming into another.
1871: Ernest Rutherford
, who would become a Nobel laureate and lord for his contributions to subatomic physics, was born in Spring Grove, New Zealand.
, the father of nuclear physics, who more than century ago gathered his aides as his lab was running low on funds and told them, "We've got no money, so we've got to think.
For those who get excited over the grandeur and mystique of one of the most debated realities of Physics -- the ' Quantum Theory' -- the book cruises past the lives and works of old masters and young turks -- Ernest Rutherford
, Prince Louis De Broglie, Wolfgang Pauli, Erwin Schrodinger and Arnold Sommerfield, to name a few.
According to Ernest Rutherford
(subsequently, Lord Rutherford): "Science is Physics; everything else is stamp collecting.
At Cambridge, Oppenheimer found himself among the pioneers of nuclear physics (including Ernest Rutherford
At the story's centre was Ernest Rutherford
and, later, Ernest Walton and John Cock-croft and others.
After an opening overview of Blackett's youth, compiled from Blackett's own autobiographical notes, the book covers his education in the Royal Navy's preparatory school system, his service as a naval officer during World War I, and his post-secondary and graduate education in physics at Cambridge University under the tutelage of Sir Ernest Rutherford
NOBEL prize- winner Baron Ernest Rutherford
is considered to be one of the greatest physicists of all time.
1911: British physicist Ernest Rutherford
was the first to discover that the atom could be split into smaller parts.
, chief executive of Physicians Information Exchange.
It is heartening to find some of the great names of the world in the list of the recipients of the prize such as Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Sir William Ramsay, Ernest Rutherford
, Sir Ronald Ross, Rudyard Kipling, George Bernard Shaw, Romain Rolland, Anatole France, Pearl S.
As Ernest Rutherford
, the Nobel laureate physicist who taught at McGill University in the early part of the century, once told his colleagues: "Gentlemen, since we don't have money, I guess we'll have to think.
The second benchmark event of 1911 was the first-ever physics conference, the Conseil Solvay, to which Belgian industrialist Ernest Solvay invited the world's top physicists, including Curie, Albert Einstein, Henri Poincare and Ernest Rutherford