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Maurice Goldhaber


Austrian-American physicist, who established together with Chadwick, while working in 1934 at the Cavendish Laboratory, that the neutron isn't a compound of electron and proton.
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Maurice Goldhaber
Then I went to the Cavendish and there I took Rutherfordís course in nuclear physics. He was a very dramatic lecturer and full of anecdotes. He made it come alive. So this was very impressive--also very phenomenological, everything he did; very simple derivations. I think thatís very important for the first learning and this is perhaps something students now miss. They get the theory of nuclear physics thrown at them; sometimes before they ever know there is a phenomenon they have the complete theory of it. The phenomena are not sufficiently emphasized, I think, in teaching today.
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