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Images Dated 19th December 2012

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Ernest Rutherford, caricature Featured 19 Dec 2012 Image

Ernest Rutherford, caricature

Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937). Caricature of the New Zealand physicist Ernest Rutherford, with an electron orbiting his head. Rutherford's early work on radioactivity at McGill University in Canada led to his 1908 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. His most famous work took place in 1909 at the University of Manchester, England. The Geiger-Marsden experiment fired helium ions (alpha particles) at thin gold foil. The resulting scattering pattern led to the Rutherford model of the atom. From 1919 to his death, Rutherford directed the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. He was knighted in 1914, and made Baron Rutherford of Nelson in 1931. He was buried in Westminster Abbey

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The opening of the new water chute at the Belle Vue Fairground and Gardens Featured 19 Dec 2012 Image

The opening of the new water chute at the Belle Vue Fairground and Gardens

The opening of the new water chute at the Belle Vue Fairground and Gardens. In the car for its first run was Sir Leslie Joesph (Managing Director of Belle Vue) speedway rider Dick Fisher, his wife Jean, Mr J W Betts (general Manager), retired speedway star Ken Sharples and publicity manager Johnny Hoskins, who lost his hat on the run. 19th April 1957

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Christiaan Huygens, caricature Featured 19 Dec 2012 Image

Christiaan Huygens, caricature

Christiaan Huygens (1629-1693). Caricature of the Dutch physicist and astronomer Christiaan Huygens. Huygens is best known as the inventor of the pendulum clock. The idea of using a pendulum to measure time had been proposed by Galileo (1564-1642) but he had not found how to keep one swinging. On Christmas Day 1656 Huygens designed a table clock that kept the pendulum swinging by means of a spring. He later made further advances in time-keeping. Huygens also made advances in optics, astronomy, such as discovering the rings of Saturn, and mathematics

© GARY BROWN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY