Sir Ernest Marsden FRS FRSNZ
(1889-1970)

Died aged c. 81

Sir Ernest Marsden CMG CBE MC FRS (19 February 1889 – 15 December 1970) was an English-New Zealand physicist. He is recognised internationally for his contributions to science while working under Ernest Rutherford, which led to the discovery of new theories on the structure of the atom. In Marsden's later work in New Zealand, he became a significant member of the scientific community, while maintaining close links to the United Kingdom.

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Sir Ernest Marsden FRS FRSNZ was born in this house on 19th February 1889. He worked with Lord Rutherford on experiments which led to the concept of the atomic nucleus and the birth of nuclear physics.

68 Hermitage Street, Rishton, United Kingdom where they was born (1889)