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New exhibition on nuclear physics

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:47:00 BST

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 worked in the building.

The exhibition gives an insight into Rutherford's life and achievements, and gives access to his former research laboratory at the University where the world's first artificial nuclear reaction took place.

Entry to the exhibition is by pre-booked guided tour only. Tickets are £5 and can be booked here.

A complimentary booklet about the University's history is included.

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