Ernest Rutherford

Standard Name: Rutherford, Ernest


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Textual Features Mona Caird
This final novel, remarkable as an early treatment of the impact of radiation on human life and of the rise of Nazism in Germany, differs from MC 's earlier ones in being pessimistic about...
Textual Production Amabel Williams-Ellis
One of her Spectator projects was an unsuccessful attempt to increase its coverage of developing scientific issues, such as the work of Einstein , Ernest Rutherford , and Niels Bohr .
Williams-Ellis, Amabel. All Stracheys Are Cousins. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
Despite this failure...


10 December 1908: Lord Ernest Rutherford's work on radioactive...

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10 December 1908

Lord Ernest Rutherford 's work on radioactive substances earned him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

1928: The Geiger or Geiger-Müller counter, a device...

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The Geiger or Geiger-Müller counter, a device which detects and measures radioactivity, was produced in a form close to that still in use by Hans Geiger and Walther Müller at the University of Kiel in...

1933: In London, politician William Beveridge and...

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In London, politician William Beveridge and scientist Ernest Rutherford founded the Academic Assistance Council , to help mostly German writers and intellectuals menaced by the Nazis .


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