Ernest Rutherford Quotes

For the first time in history we have got more energy out of something than we put in … [but] …. Anyone who expects a source of power from the transformation of the atom is talking moonshine.

Ernest Rutherford
Ernest Rutherford
  • Born: August 30, 1871
  • Died: October 19, 1937
  • Nationality: New Zealander
  • Profession: Scientist

Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, OM, FRS HFRSE LLD, was a New Zealand-born British physicist who came to be known as the father of nuclear physics. Encyclopædia Britannica considers him to be the greatest experimentalist since Michael Faraday (1791–1867).