Nuclear physics today and in Rutherford’s day

@article{Massey1972NuclearPT,
  title={Nuclear physics today and in Rutherford’s day},
  author={H. S. W. Massey},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  year={1972},
  volume={27},
  pages={25 - 44}
}
  • H. Massey
  • Published 1972
  • Physics
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
I have entitled, this lecture ‘Nuclear physics today and in Rutherford’s day’ but it must be made clear at the outset that what I am taking as nuclear physics today is high energy particle physics rather than the study of nuclear structure and what I am defining as Rutherford’s day is the period 1929-1937 during which I had direct personal contact with him. This autumnal period of his career was a golden one. It marked the end of an era while at the same time containing already the seeds of… Expand

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