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I wish to thank the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences very sincerely for the great honour they have done me. It is an honour so great that even yet it is difficult for me to believe that it is true.

 
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Ernest Walton
Ernest Walton
  • Born: October 6, 1903
  • Died: June 25, 1995
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Physicist

Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton was an Irish physicist and Nobel laureate for his work with John Cockcroft with "atom-smashing" experiments done at Cambridge University in the early 1930s, and so became the first person in history to split the atom.

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