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The discoverer of neutron(James Chadwick) was a student of discoverer of proton(E.Rutherford) which in turn was a student of discoverer of electron(J.J. Thomson)

James Chadwick

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Sir James Chadwick, CH, FRS (20 October 1891 – 24 July 1974) was a British physicist who was awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the neutron in 1932. In 1941, he wrote the final draft of the MAUD Report, which inspired the U.S. government to begin serious atomic bomb research efforts. He was the head of the British team that worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II. He was knighted in Britain in 1945 for his achievements in physics.

Chadwick graduated from the Victoria University of Manchester in 1911, where he studied under Ernest Rutherford (known as the “father of nuclear physics”). At Manchest… Continue Reading (21 minute read)

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