Known as the father of nuclear physics, he is remembered for his research, focus, determination and humility.

In his lifetime, he altered our fundamental view of nature three times: he explained the relationship between atoms and radioactivity, identified the structure of the atom and was the world’s first successful alchemist (he converted nitrogen into oxygen).

Join us in commemorating the life (30 August 1871 to 19 October 1937) and achievements of New Zealand's renowned Nobel Prize-winning physicist through discovering Rutherford's Russian World through Dr Olga Suvorova's insightful talk, enjoy a conversation with award-winning children's author Maria Gill, or make the most of our free kid's activities.

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