The Frontiers Of Subatomic Physics (Synopsis) [Starts With A Bang]

“It was quite the most incredible event that has ever happened to me in my life. It was almost as incredible as if you fired a 15-inch shell at a piece of tissue paper and it came back and hit you.” –Ernest Rutherford

Over 100 years ago, Ernest Rutherford fired a stream of alpha particles at a thin sheet of gold foil, watching in amazement as some of the particles recoiled, backwards, opposite to the original direction they started off in. With one fell swoop, he had discovered...

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