Rutherford's Cavendish laboratory, 1920s

Rutherford's Cavendish laboratory, 1920s

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Caption: Rutherford's Cavendish laboratory. Used by the New Zealand-born British physicist Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937), this research room was located at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England. This photograph dates from the early 1920s, the period that followed Rutherford's appointment as Director of the laboratory in 1919. During his time there, research included the discovery of the neutron (1932) and many other advances in particle physics. During this period, Rutherford's team used alpha particles to convert nitrogen into oxygen, the first artificially induced nuclear reaction (nuclear transmutation).Restrictions:

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