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And "importance" is a word that may not be sufficient to describe Britain's impact on this good earth.
I am an American
and the atom splitting
Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, OM, FRS (30 August 1871 – 19 October 1937) was a New Zealand-born British physicist who came to be known as the father of nuclear physics. Encyclopædia Britannica considers him to be the greatest experimentalist since Michael Faraday (1791–1867).
1932 was a great year for Rutherford and the Cavendish. Early in the year James Chadwick finally found proof of neutral particles inside the nucleus. Chadwick could produce these 'neutrons' by bombarding beryllium with alpha-particles. A few months later Ernest T.S. Walton and John D. Cockcroft, who had been working on high voltage accelerators for several years, successfully 'split atoms' of lithium using accelerated protons. This was the first nuclear disintegration that was completely under the control of the experimenter. Both experiments gave firm support to Rutherford's belief that nuclei are made up of smaller particles.
Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton (6 October 1903 – 25 June 1995) was an Irish physicist and Nobel laureate for his work with John Cockcroft with "atom-smashing" experiments done at Cambridge University in the early 1930s, and so became the first person in history to artificially split the atom.
originally posted by: whyamIhere
originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: TonyS
Wasn't Texas supposed to have secede from the union? What's taking so long?
Nobody there can spell succeed...
PS. I love America very much and will defend her with my life.
originally posted by: BELIEVERpriest
I'm glad that I am an American and that there is still a level of freedom and prosperity here, but what exactly should I be proud of? We've been going in the wrong direction for at least 40 years.
originally posted by: surnamename57
Being very proud of your country may be an indicator of immaturity and a tendency to view other countries from your perspective, based on the idea that your country is greater or better than others.
Unlike individuals, groups and cultures are abstract and ever changing.