Lord Rutherford (1871–1937): The Newton of the Atom and the Winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, 1908



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On the shoulders of giants: Lord Rutherford, who developed the theory of nuclear disintegration and a model of the nuclear atom, was lauded as one of the greatest scientists of all time. His research career witnessed the beginning of the atomic age, and his research group was a hotbed of talented, young scientists.