Francis William Aston, 1877-1945

  title={Francis William Aston, 1877-1945},
  author={George C. de Hevesy},
  journal={Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={634 - 650}
  • G. Hevesy
  • Published 1 May 1948
  • History
  • Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society
Hard winds are blowing. The contemporaries of Lord Rutherford who helped him to lay the foundation of the nuclear sciences are following one by one their great leader. Francis William Aston, one of the most successful architects of that edifice, was born on 1 September 1877, at Camomile Green, Harborne, Birmingham, as the third child and only surviving son of a family of seven. His father, William Aston, was a metal merchant of Harborne, second son and third child of George Aston, farmer and… 
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