May 11

Ernest Rutherford

Born: 30/8/1870 at Spring Grove, New Zealand

Died: 19/10/1937 at Cambridge, United Kingdom at the age of 66

He was a physicist. He went to Canterbury college and Nelson collegiate school. He is famous for splitting the atom. He won the 1908 Nobel prize in chemistry. He was the 4th of 12 children.

Posted May 11, 2016 by jamesrsl in category Uncategorized

2 thoughts on “Ernest Rutherford

  1. Rian Prestwich

    G’day James,

    This was a fascinating write up of Ernest Rutherford, I was not aware that he was the first physicist who split an atom. I also loved how you linked the website you got your information from. How do you think his actions of splitting an atom have changed the world we live in today?

    Best of luck with your next student blogging challenge, make sure you check back in regularly!
    – Rian

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