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Institute of Physics, Manchester Branch and History of Physics Group

Centenary Celebration of Rutherford and the Nuclear Atom

Saturday 31 March 2012

Pear Theatre,Coupland Building, Oxford Road, University of Manchester

Programme 10.30-12.15 - Pear Lecture Theatre(dating from 1912)

Informal introduction by Neil Todd to the Rutherford Building and the people who worked there, followed by a tour of the parts of the building available for our visit. There will also be DVD and audio archive material shown in the Pear Theatre.

12.15-1.30- Lunch in the Student Common Room, Coupland Building (formerly the Old Dynamo Hall), and further opportunity to see AV material

1.30-2.30- Rutherford and the 1912 Extension to the Physical Laboratories of the University of Manchester by Neil Todd

2.30-3.30- Rutherford's resonance: responses to the discoveries of 1911 and 1932 by Brian Cathcart

3.30-4.00 Tea

4.00-5.00 - The apparatus used for the discovery of the neutron by Geoffrey Constable

There will be no charge for this meeting, but registration by 16 March is needed for those coming for lunch.
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Click here for detailed abstracts of talks.

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