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)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s