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Ernest Rutherford

1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson

1871 - 1937 aged 66 (buried in Westminster Abbey)

Rutherford made huge contributions to the fields of radioactivity, atomic physics and nuclear physics

Discovered alpha and beta radioactivity, the atomic nucleus and the proton

Discovered the element radon

Artificial disintegration

Nuclear transmutation

Radiometric dating

The concept of radioactive half-life,

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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Ernest Rutherford

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