Rutherford, Ernest (1871-1937)

Also known as
Rutherford, Ernest, FRS (1871-1937)
Rutherford, Ernest Rutherford, (Baron) (1871-1937)
Rutherford of Nelson, Ernest Rutherford, (Baron) (1871-1937)
Field of activity
Physicist
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http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35183523
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Biographies

Ernest Rutherford was appointed Director of the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge in 1919 where he specialised in nuclear physics, having previously been Professor of Physics, McGill University 1898-1907 and Manchester University 1907-19. He won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1908.

Born 30 August 1871. Died 19 October 1937. Kt cr 1914, OM 1925, Peer (Baron Rutherford of Nelson) 1931.Educated Canterbury College, Christchurch (BA 1892, MA 1893, BSc 1894) and Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge. Professor of physics, McGill University 1898-1907, Professor of physics, University of Manchester 1907-19, Director, Cavendish Laboratory 1919-37, professor of natural philosophy, Royal Institution, London 1921-37. Bakerian lecture, Royal Society 1904, Silliman lectures, Yale University 1905, Rumford Medal, Royal Society 1904, Nobel Prize for chemistry 1908, Bakerian Lecture, Royal Society 1920, Copley Medal, Royal Society 1922. President, Section A, British Association for the Advancement of Science 1909, President, British Association for the Advancement of Science 1925, President, Royal Society 1925-30.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Rutherford, Ernest
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Inscribing Settler Science: Ernest Rutherford, Thomas Laby and the Making of Careers in Physics
    Dean, Katrina
    Published: 2003
    Series: History of Science, 41, 217-240
  3. Rutherford: Scientist Supreme
    Campbell, John
    Published: AAS Publications, Christchurch, NZ, 1999
  4. Rutherford and Physics in Australia
    Davies, Susan
    Published: 1983
    Series: Australian Physicist, 20, October, 219-223
  5. Lord Rutherford of Nelson - Ms 77
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 1994
    Series: Listing of Adolph Basser Library holdings
  6. Sir Mark Oliphant
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1997
  7. Rutherford
  8. Ernest Rutherford
    Published: 2000
    Series: Heroes
  9. A Force of Nature: the Frontier Genius of Ernst Rutherford
    Reeves, Richard
    Published: W. W. Norton & Co., New York, 2008
  10. Exhibition Papers
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1997
  11. Adolph Basser Library Manuscript Collection
    Smith, Ailie
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2012
  12. James Arthur Prescott 1890-1987
    Stephens, C.G. and Quirk, J.P.
    Published: 1988
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 7, 3, 299-313
  13. Optical Instruments in Australia in the 1939-45 War: successes and lost opportunities
    Bolton, H. C.
    Published: 1990
    Series: Australian Physicist
  14. Leslie Harold Martin 1900-1983
    Caro, D. E.; Martin, R. L.
    Published: 1987
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 7, 1, 97-107

Resources by Ernest Rutherford (48)

  1. The collected papers of Lord Rutherford of Nelson / [Ernest Rutherford] ;published under the scientific direction of James Chadwick
    Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
    [ Book : 1962-2014 ]
    Languages: English;dwi;Chamorro;mes, [4 others]
    Possibly online
    At 26 libraries
    The collected papers of Lord Rutherford of Nelson / [Ernest Rutherford] ;published under the scientific direction of James Chadwick
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 43.456)

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  2. Rutherford of Nelson / by Ivor B.N. Evans
    Evans, Ivor B. N. (Ivor Burford Needham), 1913-2009
    [ Book : 1943 ]
    At 9 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 38.517)

  3. The structure of matter / edited by B. G. Wybourne
    Rutherford Centennial Symposium University of Canterbury) (1971 :
    [ Conference Proceedings : 1972 ]
    Languages: English;French, [1 other]
    At 16 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33.987)

  4. Rutherford, being the life and letters of the Rt. Hon. Lord Rutherford / by A.S. Eve ; with a foreword by Earl Baldwin of Bewdley
    Eve, A. S. (Arthur Stewart), 1862-1948
    [ Book : 1939 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    At 12 libraries
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  5. Rutherford and Boltwood : letters on radioactivity. / Edited by Lawrence Badash
    Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
    [ Book : 1969 ]
    At 13 libraries
    Rutherford and Boltwood : letters on radioactivity. / Edited by Lawrence Badash
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  6. Collected papers. / Published under the scientific direction of James Chadwick
    Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
    [ Book : 1900-1995 ]
    At 5 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 27.573)

  7. Proceedings of the Rutherford Jubilee International Conference, Manchester, 1961 / ed. by J.B.Birks
    Rutherford Jubilee International Conference Manchester, England) (1961 :
    [ Book : 1961 ]
    At 6 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 27.378)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 27.378)

  8. Rutherford correspondence catalog / compiled by Lawrence Badash
    Badash, Lawrence
    [ Book : 1974 ]
    At 3 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 24.43)

  9. Rutherford papers [M2400]
    Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
    [ Microform, Unpublished : 1950 ]
    At 4 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 20.901)

  10. Archives for the history of quantum physics
    Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
    [ Book : 1986 ]
    Languages: English;German, [1 other]
    At Uni of Melb Library
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  1. The collected papers of Lord Rutherford of Nelson / [Ernest Rutherford] ;published under the scientific direction of James Chadwick
    Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
    [ Book : 1962-2014 ]
    Languages: English;dwi;Chamorro;mes, [4 others]
    Possibly online
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    The collected papers of Lord Rutherford of Nelson / [Ernest Rutherford] ;published under the scientific direction of James Chadwick
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  2. Rutherford of Nelson / by Ivor B.N. Evans
    Evans, Ivor B. N. (Ivor Burford Needham), 1913-2009
    [ Book : 1943 ]
    At 9 libraries
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  3. The structure of matter / edited by B. G. Wybourne
    Rutherford Centennial Symposium University of Canterbury) (1971 :
    [ Conference Proceedings : 1972 ]
    Languages: English;French, [1 other]
    At 16 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 34.351)

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  4. The structure of matter / edited by B. G. Wybourne
    Rutherford Centennial Symposium University of Canterbury) (1971 :
    [ Conference Proceedings : 1972 ]
    Languages: English;French, [1 other]
    At 16 libraries
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  5. Rutherford, being the life and letters of the Rt. Hon. Lord Rutherford / by A.S. Eve ; with a foreword by Earl Baldwin of Bewdley
    Eve, A. S. (Arthur Stewart), 1862-1948
    [ Book : 1939 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    At 12 libraries
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  6. Rutherford and Boltwood : letters on radioactivity. / Edited by Lawrence Badash
    Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
    [ Book : 1969 ]
    At 13 libraries
    Rutherford and Boltwood : letters on radioactivity. / Edited by Lawrence Badash
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  7. Rutherford and the nature of the atom / E.N. da C. Andrade
    Andrade, E. N. da C. (Edward Neville da Costa), 1887-1971
    [ Book : 1964-1973 ]
    Languages: English;Korean, [1 other]
    At 29 libraries
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  8. Collected papers. / Published under the scientific direction of James Chadwick
    Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
    [ Book : 1900-1995 ]
    At 5 libraries
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  9. Proceedings of the Rutherford Jubilee International Conference, Manchester, 1961 / ed. by J.B.Birks
    Rutherford Jubilee International Conference Manchester, England) (1961 :
    [ Book : 1961 ]
    At 6 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 27.372)

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  10. Lord Rutherford / Norman Feather
    Feather, N. (Norman)
    [ Book : 1940-1973 ]
    At 19 libraries
    Lord Rutherford / Norman Feather
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  3. Oliphant, Mark, (Sir) (1901-2000)
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  1. [Sir Ernest Rutherford, head-and-sh...
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    New Scientist
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    Physics Today
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    Journal of Chemical Education
    [ Art work, Article : 1990 ]
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    UNESCO Courier
    [ Photograph, Article : 1985 ]
  1. Sleep little rose : a lullaby / words by Irene Rutherford McLeod ; music by Ernest Austin
    Austin, Ernest, 1874-1947
    [ Printed music : 1925 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  2. Passport to Pimlico
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    [ Video : 1949-2007 ]
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  3. Science Bank. Series 2[Television programme] : 3
    [ Video : 2002 ]
    At Bialik College
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  4. Passport to Pimlico / An Ealing Studios production
    Ealing Studios
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  1. Rutherford, Ernest (1871-1937).(Narrative biography)
    Encyclopedia of World Biography
    [ Article : 1998 ]
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  2. Rutherford and physics in Australia
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    Australian Physicist
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  3. Three men who shaped our tertiary system. -Ernest Rutherford, Mark Oliphant and Les Martin. Edited version of a paper prepared for The Australian Physicist-
    Davies, Susan
    Future Age
    [ Article : 1984 ]
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  4. Rutherford, Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron
    The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.
    [ Article : 2000 ]
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  1. Website: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
    www.asap.unimelb.edu.au
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  2. Website: National ANZAC centre
    www.nationalanzaccentre.com.au
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  3. Website: House & Universe
    www.houseanduniverse.com
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  1. ERNEST RUTHERFORD, N.Z. SCHOLARSHIP BOY WHO FIRST SPLIT THE ATOM A YOUNG RABBIT FROM NEW ZEALAND
    The Beverley Times (WA : 1905 - 1977) Thursday 6 October 1955 p 1 Article
    ... Duke of Devonshire in 1871, was then the mcst famous nursery of experimental genius in the world. Under ... him. Defth cut short! his ambitious plans. On October 19. 1937, he died snddenlv after an internal ... 1640 words
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  2. Rutherford first to smash atoms Great Discoveries
    The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982) Wednesday 19 February 1964 p 56 Article Illustrated
    ... -land. Born on August 30, 1871, Ruther-ford grew into a sturdy youth fond cf riding, shooting, and fishing and ... , created first a knight, then a baron, he died in October, 1937, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. His ... 885 words
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  3. NEW KIND OF HYDROBEN. IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY LONDON, December 16.
    The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1874 - 1954) Monday 18 December 1933 p 2 Article
    ... of the new hydrogen are twice as heavy as ordinary hydrogen. Lord Rutherford suggested it should be ... 76 words
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  1. Victoria Cross heroes of World War One / Robert Hamilton ; photographs: Associated Newspapers ; research Alan Pinnock and Ray Archer
    Hamilton, R. (Robert)
    [ Book, Map : 2015 ]
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    Victoria Cross heroes of World War One / Robert Hamilton ; photographs: Associated Newspapers ; research Alan Pinnock and Ray Archer
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  2. Threat to high market value agricultural lands from urban encroachment: a national and regional perspective
    Greene, Richard P; Harlin, John M
    The Social Science Journal
    [ Poster, chart, other, Map, Article : 1995 ]
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  1. Ernest Rutherford , 1871 - 1937. - An Inventory of Spoken Word Audio Recordings in the Vincent Voice Library, Michigan State University
    Rutherford, Ernest
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  2. [Collection of journal articles and other material relating to China and Japan / collected by G. E. Morrison]
    Morrison, G. E. (George Ernest), 1862-1920
    [ Published : 1842-1920 ]
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  3. Breckinridge family papers
    Breckinridge, Clifton Rodes, 1846-1932
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  1. Van Cooten, Alexander Ernest
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    Rockhampton Chemist
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  3. 30th Battalion
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  1. RE will of JAMES RUTHERFORD JOHNSTON, of Lismore,
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 24 January 1947 [Issue No.16] p 211

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    ... EE will of JAMES RUTHERFORD JOHNSTON, of Lismore, iii the State of New South Wales, retired farmer ... the will of the said James Rutherford Johnston, who died on 27th December, 1945, hereby give notice ... 180 words
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  2. IN THE MATTER OF VIRTUE NOBLE RUTHERFORD SHANNON LIMITED.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 8 January 1926 [Issue No.3] p 116

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    ... and Robert Ernest Noble be, and they are hereby appointed Liquidators for the purpose of such winding ... 168 words
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  3. REGISTER OF MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS FOR 1937.
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