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Ernest Rutherford's Scientific Contributions
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Earned the Marlborough Scholarship to attend Nelson Collegiate School.
Was awarded another scholarship, this time to attend Canterbury College in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Found a simpler and more commercially friendly way of detecting radio waves
left Cambridge, and started a professorship at McGill University in Montreal.
Rutherford and Frederick Soddy introduced their disintegration theory of radioactivity
Earned the nobel prize in chemistry
Coin the name Gamma rays
Conducted an experiment in which he discovered alpha rays must be at least an ionised helium atoms, and probably helium nuclei.
Conducted the Geiger–Marsden experiment
Published the Rutherford model of the atom
Took over the Cavendish laboratory in Cambridge.
First person to intentionally try and change one element into another.
Took the chair of physics at the Victoria University of Manchester.
Conducted the first experiments to split the atom.
obtained both his Bachelor of Arts and his Master of Arts degrees, while managing to achieve first-class honors in math and science.
Started conducting his own independent experiments. Earning himself a Bachlors of Science in just one year.
Was invited to work on a project with J.J. Thomson in which they studied the effects of X-rays on the conductivity of gases.
Ernest Rutherford wanted to look closer at ion-producing radiations. (He focused on Uranium, which he placed near a piece of foil and found some radiation deflect and the other goes right through the foil)
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