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Portrait of Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) in Cambridge. Rutherford elucidated the nature of radioactivity & the structure of the atom. Born in New Zealand, he worked in England & Canada & was the greatest experimental physicist of his day. The photograph was taken by the Soviet academician Pyotr Kapitza.
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