Article ID: CBB000931935

Rutherford at Canterbury University College (2005-2006)


Clarke, Simon (Author)

Rutherford Journal: The New Zealand Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Volume: 1
Pages: Approx. 3000 words

Publication Date: 2005-2006
Edition Details: (Accessed on August 30, 2009.)
Language: English

In August 1895 Ernest Rutherford left New Zealand for the first time of his life, bound for England where he was to become a research student at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge. He was the first graduate student admitted to Cambridge who had not been an undergraduate there. Under the supervision of Professor J.J. Thomson, he initially investigated the possibilities of detecting electromagnetic waves over distances and through objects, and then later the use of x-rays to make gases conductors of electricity. His talents as a scientist soon recognised, in 1898 Rutherford was offered a position as Professor of Physics at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Citation URI

Similar Citations

Book Campbell, John; (1999)
Rutherford: Scientist Supreme (/isis/citation/CBB000330443/)

Book Heilbron, J. L.; (2003)
Ernest Rutherford and the Explosion of Atoms (/isis/citation/CBB000500133/)

Article Navarro, Jaume; (2005)
J. J. Thomson on the Nature of Matter: Corpuscles and the Continuum (/isis/citation/CBB000651417/)

Article Baily, C.; (2012)
Early Atomic Models---from Mechanical to Quantum (1904--1913) (/isis/citation/CBB001251960/)

Article Hughes, Jeff; (2009)
Making Isotopes Matter: Francis Aston and the Mass-Spectrograph (/isis/citation/CBB000931747/)

Article Boato, Giovanni; (2007)
The Measurement of the Elementary Charge by Rutherford and Geiger (/isis/citation/CBB001023641/)

Article Jenkin, John G.; (2011)
Atomic Energy Is “Moonshine”: What Did Rutherford Really Mean? (/isis/citation/CBB001036136/)

Article Puche Riart, Octavio; (2002)
El ingeniero e inventor Enrique Hauser y Neuburger (1866-1938): Apuntes biográficos (/isis/citation/CBB000410670/)

Chapter Šebesta, Juraj; (2006)
Lenard's Teacher Virgil Klatt (/isis/citation/CBB001024535/)

Book Koenigsberger, Leo; (2001)
Hermann von Helmholtz (/isis/citation/CBB000101724/)

Book Bartel, Hans-Georg; Huebener, R. P.; (2007)
Walther Nernst: Pioneer of Physics and of Chemistry (/isis/citation/CBB000774127/)

Article Hessenbruch, Arne; (2000)
Rutherford's 1901 Experiment on Radiation Energy and His Creation of a Stable Detector (/isis/citation/CBB000740288/)

Book Sonnert, Gerhard; (2005)
Einstein and Culture (/isis/citation/CBB000830704/)

Book Christian Gerini; Jean-Marc Ginoux; (2013)
Henri Poincaré: A Biography Through the Daily Papers (/isis/citation/CBB354216167/)

Authors & Contributors
Hughes, Jeff
Rehn, Martin
Koenigsberger, Leo
Campbell, John
Dean, Katrina
Puche Riart, Octavio
Physics in Perspective
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
History of Science
Llull: Revista de la Sociedad Española de Historia de las Ciencias y de las Técnicas
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
World Scientific
Thoemmes Press
AAS Publications
Oxford University Press
Humanity Books
Atomic, nuclear, and particle physics
Experiments and experimentation
Rutherford, Ernest, 1st Baron
Thomson, Joseph John
Bohr, Niels Henrik David
Pettersson, Hans
Helmholtz, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von
Laby, Thomas Howell
Time Periods
20th century, early
19th century
20th century
Great Britain
Vienna (Austria)
Cavendish Laboratory
Cambridge University

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment