James Chadwick (1891-1974) being the best science and math student in town, he won scholarships to the University of Manchester. He intended to study math, but entered physics line by mistake in 1908. He was too shy to explain that he had made a mistake and stayed where he was. So the career of one of the last century’s most distinguished
physicists began by accident. He later met & began working with Ernest Rutherford.
Intrigued by Rutherford’s speculation about a subatomic particle with no charge, Chadwick began a series of experiments to demonstrate its
existence. The discovery of the neutron earned him the 1935 Nobel prize in physics. [x]
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