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Ernest Rutherford

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It was almost as incredible as if you fired a 15-inch shell at a piece of tissue paper and it came back to hit you.

— Ernest Rutherford


If your experiment needs a statistician, you need a better experiment.

— Ernest Rutherford

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All science is either physics or stamp collecting.

— Ernest Rutherford

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If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.

— Ernest Rutherford

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Of all created comforts, God is the lender; you are the borrower, not the owner.

— Ernest Rutherford

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You should never bet against anything in science at odds of more than about 1012 to 1.

— Ernest Rutherford

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About Ernest Rutherford

Ernest Rutherford Quotes

Did you know about Ernest Rutherford?

In 1902 they produced a "Theory of Atomic Disintegration" to account for all their experiments. (1905) ISBN 978-1-60355-058-1
Radioactive Transformations (1906) ISBN 978-1-60355-054-3
Radioactive Substances and their Radiations (1913)
The Electrical Structure of Matter (1926)
The Artificial Transmutation of the Elements (1933)
The Newer Alchemy (1937)

Famous statements
"The energy produced by the breaking down of the atom is a very poor kind of thing. He was admitted to the Order of Merit in 1925 and raised to the peerage as Baron Rutherford of Nelson in 1931 a title that became extinct upon his unexpected death in 1937.

In early work he discovered the concept of radioactive half-life proved that radioactivity involved the transmutation of one chemical element to another and also differentiated and named alpha and beta radiation. 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". Rutherford moved in 1907 to the Victoria University of Manchester (today University of Manchester) in the UK where he and Thomas Royds proved that alpha radiation was helium ions.

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