Ernst Rutherford

September 1, 2021

August 30, marked the 150th birthday of Ernst Rutherford, the founder of nuclear physics. Ernst Rutherford was born in New Zealand on August 30, 1871, the son of farmer James Rutherford and Martha Thompson, and died in Cambridge on October 19, 1937. Wife: Mary Newton. Daughter: Eileen. Eileen’s husband is the famous physicist RH Fowler….