• Born date: 1871-08-30
  • Born in: Tasman Region
  • Death date: 1937-10-19
  • Death in: Cambridge
Ernest Rutherford

"Lord Rutherford" redirects here; not to be confused with Lord Rutherfurd or with Andrew Rutherford, 1st Earl of Teviot.Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, OM FRS (30 August 1871 – 19 October 1937) was a New Zealand-born British physicist who became known as the father of nuclear physics.