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The Right Hon. Lord Rutherford of Nelson, O.M., F.R.S

Naturevolume 140page752 (1937) | Download Citation



THE splendour of Rutherford's contributions to science excites a wonder as to the means by which he could achieve so much. He made no claim to great mathematical ability, and many an experimenter has had fingers more clever than his. Yet he conceived and carried out a series of researches which have played a leading part in the marvellous advances of modern physics. To begin with, he brought to his work an intense interest, a tireless vitality, a singleness of purpose, a simplicity of conception and a bravery of attempt which carried him straight to the point.


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