Ernest Rutherford: And the Explosion of Atoms (Oxford by J. L. Heilbron

By J. L. Heilbron

a fascinating biography that captures the buzz of the early days of nuclear physics, Ernest Rutherford tells the tale of the down-to-earth New Zealander who grew to become one of many most excellent pioneers of subatomic physics. Rutherford's achievements have been quite a few and included:
* Inventing a detector for electromagnetic waves
* getting to know the life of alpha and beta rays in uranium radiation
* growing (with Frederick Soddy) the "disintegration conception" of radioactivity, which regards radioactive phenomena as atomic -- now not molecular -- processes
* Demonstrating that the interior constructions of components correspond with a gaggle of traces that signify them, which can then be assigned an atomic quantity and, extra vital, the homes of every aspect might be outlined by means of this number
* And his maximum contribution of all - he came across that the atom had a nucleus and that it contained the certainly charged proton
From his early days as a scholarship pupil to the top of his lifestyles as he persisted to paintings in his lab, Ernest Rutherford finds the lifestyles and occasions of 1 of the best minds of the 20th century.

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