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|Birth:||30th August, 1871|
|Death:||19th October, 1937|
Ernest Rutherford was born in Brightwater, Tasman District, New Zealand. He was a New Zealand-born British chemist and physicist who became known as the father of nuclear physics. He discovered and named the atomic nucleus, the proton, the alpha particle, and the beta particle. He discovered the concept of nuclear half-lives and achieved the first deliberate transformation of one element into another, fulfilling one of the ancient passions of the alchemists. This work was done at McGill University in Canada. It is the basis for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry he was awarded in 1908 "for his investigations into the disintegration of the elements, and the chemistry of radioactive substances". He earned a B.A. degree in Mathematics and Physical Science from University of Canterbury in 1893. He earned an M.A. degree in Chemistry and Geology from University of Canterbury in 1894. He earned a B.Sc. degree from Trinity College, Cambridge University in 1897.
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