Thursday, 30 August 2012

Ernest Rutherford




Ernest Rutherford, that great New Zealander was born on 30 August 1871.  He was the first scientist to split the atom – which he did in 1917.  So I guess he also has a bit to answer for.  He was considered such a great scientist that he was buried in Westminster Abbey near to Sir Isaac Newton.  He features on our $100 note – not that I ever see many of them!



1 comment:

  1. Wow, Carole! I didn't know he was from NZ.

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