FAMOUS PHYSICISTS: Ernest Walton

walton“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, thus ushering the nuclear age.” from Wikipedia.

Additional sources of biographical information:

1. http://understandingscience.ucc.ie/pages/sci_ernestwalton.htm

2. http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1951/walton-bio.html

3. http://seanduke.com/2011/05/04/the-atom-splitter-ernest-walton/

4. http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/scientists/10600.shtml (BBC video interview)

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