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Ernest Rutherford (August 30, 1871October 19, 1937) was a human chemist and nuclear physicist. Rutherford was born in Brightwater, New Zealand. He developed the standard model of the atom as a nucleus orbited by electrons and pioneered the splitting of the atom. Rutherford received the 1908 Nobel Prize for chemistry. He died in Cambridge, England, of complications from an umbilical hernia.

In 2258, in the Kelvin timeline, James T. Kirk named Rutherford among the famous physicists of the past. (TOS novelization: Star Trek)

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