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
- Ernest Rutherford is one of the innovators invited to the James Pendrick Symposium for the future.
- Soon after Albert Einstein goes missing, Rutherford has vanished, 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 ordered a tonic water.