Ernest Rutherford is a New Zealand-born British physicist introduced in Season 13 of Murdoch Mysteries, portrayed by Andrew Hodwitz.


Ernest Rutherford (30 August 1871 – 19 October 1937), 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, was a New Zealand-born British physicist who came to be known as the father of nuclear physics. According to the Encyclopædia Britannica Ernest Rutherford is the greatest experimentalist since Michael Faraday.

Awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1908,

Affiliation at the time of the award: Victoria University, Manchester, United Kingdom

Prize motivation: "for his investigations into the disintegration of the elements, and the chemistry of radioactive substances."

Appearances and Mentions

Staring Blindly into the Future

  • Ernest Rutherford is one of the innovators invited to the James Pendrick Symposium for the future.
  • Soon after Albert Einstein goes missing, Rutherford vanishes, last seen heading to his room, no. 812. He is the fourth missing scientist which leads Murdoch and Crabtree to suspect that someone is kidnapping "the best and brightest" of this symposium.
  • From their rooms, all four of them made a phone call to the front desk; Rutherford had ordered a tonic water.


Murdoch Mysteries Season 13
Troublemakers Bad PenniesForever YoungProdigal Father
Murdoch and the Cursed Caves The Philately Fatality Toronto the BadThe Final CurtainThe Killing Dose
Parker in the RyeStaring Blindly into the FutureFox HuntKill Thy NeighbourRigid Silence
The Trial of Terrence MeyersIn the Company of WomenThings Left BehindThe Future is Unwritten

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