Dacia Herbulock posted in centenary • Nobel Prize • Rutherford on December 9th, 2008.
100 years ago — on 10 Dec 1908 — New Zealand’s most preeminent scientist, Ernest Rutherford, received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. According to the official wording, the prize was awarded, “for his investigations into the disintegration of the elements, and the chemistry of radioactive substances”. But the legacy of Rutherford’s groundbreaking work is much […]
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