Tagged: Ernest Rutherford

The closest thing to a Kiwi Nobel for now - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin May 27, 2016

New Zealand mathematician Roy Kerr was last night presented with the prestigious Crafoord Prize, basically the equivalent of a Nobel Prize, at a ceremony in Sweden. Kerr, who is a sprightly 82, shared the prize with Stanford University theoretical astrophysicist Professor Roger Blandford. The prize for astronomy and mathematics (it rotates through certain disciplines year to year) comes with … Read More

Ernest Rutherford's gold foil experiment - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Apr 22, 2011

Ernst Lord Rutherford is perhaps New Zealand’s best-known scientist and features on our $100 note. [caption id="attachment_6198" align="alignleft" width="295" caption="(Source: WikiMedia Commons.)"][/caption] His story is outlined at many sites, including a biography at the Nobel Prize website and the Rutherford.org website, which also includes pages about the myths about Rutherford (the most widely … Read More