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Who Discovered Atom

They are as small as one-Angstrom diameter hydrogen, or as large as the heavyweight uranium atom, which is 238 x heavier than hydrogen. They are...

Who Discovered the Radioactivity

Henri Becquerel earned the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering radioactivity in 1896. Ernest Rutherford classified radiation into three types, alpha (α), beta (β),...

Who invented the Nuclear Physics

The Beginnings of Nuclear Physics. In the final decades of the nineteenth and first few decades of the twentieth centuries, physicists would begin to unlock...

Who Discovered the first Neutron

The Discovery of the Neutron. In 1932, James Chadwick proved that the atomic nucleus contained a neutral particle which had been proposed more than a...

Who Discovered the Atomic Nucleus

The Discovery of the Shape and Composition of the Atom. New Zealander Ernest Rutherford made waves in the scientific community in the first couple decades of...

Who Discovered the Radioactive Elements

Ernest Rutherford British Physicist, Father of Nuclear Physics, Nobel Laureate. Brief biography of scientist Baron Ernest Rutherford whose work formed the basis of nuclear physics, best...