October 19, 1937 - Death of Ernest Rutherford, considered one of the fathers of nuclear physics

In 1899, he discovered alpha and beta particles and a year later gamma radiation.

In 1905, he announced that radioactivity was accompanied by a disintegration of the elements, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1908. In addition, after carrying out a series of experiments with which he intended to study the way in which alpha particles spread, he discovered, in 1911, the existence of the atomic nucleus.

If you want to know more about Ernest Rutherford, take a look at our educational resource dedicated to him at the following link: Ernest Rutherford

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