Rutherford's Manchester: the birthplace of nuclear physics
|2 December 2017
|13:00 - 14:00
|What is it:
|University History and Heritage
|Who is it for:
|University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public
In 1917, the Nobel Prize winner Ernest Rutherford became the first person to create an artificial nuclear reaction, here in laboratories at the University. To mark the centenary and for the first time, Rutherford’s private research room will be opened for a special exhibition.
Visitors will be guided around some of the most important scientific sites of discovery at the University before entering the building in which Ernest Rutherford and his colleagues began the field of atomic physics. Inside the research room, you’ll be able to find out about Rutherford’s life and pioneering work and also discover the stories of other famous physicist who work in the building.
The exhibition is accessible only by pre booked guided tour tickets.
All visitors will receive a complementary booklet of the University’s history.
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