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Cavendish Laboratory Researchers, 1928.

Hills and Saunders

Cavendish Laboratory Researchers, 1928.
3 7 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 29cm


Group photograph by Hills and Saunders, including Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937), Watson and Sir John Cockcroft (1897-1967). Rutherford discovered alpha, beta and gamma rays in radiation and worked with Hans Geiger (1882-1945) on alpha particles. Cockcroft later said 'We were living in the Golden Age of physics, so rapidly did discoveries come along'. Dimensions: 240mm x 290mm.

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