Jan 25, 2019
Our series of episodes on nuclear fusion begins with the
Rutherford Gold Foil experiment, which first discovered the nucleus
and changed our understanding of the atomic world
From an experiment "every bit as astonishing as if you shot a 15-inch shell at tissue paper and it bounced back", to the poor graduate students who had to stay up all night in pitch dark counting tiny flashes, we'll discuss this seminal experiment and its results.
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