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Ernest Rutherford

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Ernest Rutherford
Scholarship to Canterbury College- B.A., M.A., first class honors (math and science)

University of Cambridge- Cavendish Laboratory

Achivements and Discoveries
Nobel Prize- Chemistry (1908)
Alpha, Beta, Gamma rays
Atomic theory- Nucleus, electrons, space

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Chemist and Nuclear Physicist
Born: August 30th, 1871. Spring Grove, New Zealand
Fourth of twelve children
Poor family
Father, farmer
Mother, school teacher
Gold Foil Experiment and Procedure
Fired alpha particles at gold foil
Most particles went through, 1 in 8,000 ricochetted
Concluded the Atomic Theory
Atomic Structure
Accurate theory
Concluded a stable nucleus in the center and electrons in the outer regions, 1911
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