Science Birthdays, October 20

Today is the birthday of Sir James Chadwick, born in 1891, after graduation he went to work for Hans Geiger and was interned by the Germans during WWI; he was permitted to set up a laboratory in a stable where he collected data that he used to calculate the positive changes on the nuclei of atoms. He discovered the neutron in 1932 and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1935.

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