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Rutherford, Ernest (1871 - 1937)

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Born: 30 August 1871  New Zealand.  Died: 19 October 1937.
Ernest Rutherford was appointed Director of the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge in 1919 where he specialised in nuclear physics, having previously been Professor of Physics, McGill University 1898-1907 and Manchester University 1907-19. He won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1908.

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Born 30 August 1871. Died 19 October 1937. Kt cr 1914, OM 1925, Peer (Baron Rutherford of Nelson) 1931.Educated Canterbury College, Christchurch (BA 1892, MA 1893, BSc 1894) and Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge. Professor of physics, McGill University 1898-1907, Professor of physics, University of Manchester 1907-19, Director, Cavendish Laboratory 1919-37, professor of natural philosophy, Royal Institution, London 1921-37. Bakerian lecture, Royal Society 1904, Silliman lectures, Yale University 1905, Rumford Medal, Royal Society 1904, Nobel Prize for chemistry 1908, Bakerian Lecture, Royal Society 1920, Copley Medal, Royal Society 1922. President, Section A, British Association for the Advancement of Science 1909, President, British Association for the Advancement of Science 1925, President, Royal Society 1925-30.
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