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Discovering and naming alpha, beta, and gamma rays; the nucleus; the proton; and an element's half-life. Nobel Prize in chemistry for showing that radioactive elements become other elements when they decay. Most important was the discovery of the nucleus, the atom's core.
What is Sir Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) known for?
"Father of nuclear physics"
Nobel Prize in physics (1903) for work she and her husband did on Becquerel's discovery of spontaneous radioation and in chemistry (1911) for her discovery of the elements polonium and radium.
What is Marie Cure (1867-1934) known for?