Ernest Walton blue plaque in Belfast

Ernest Walton 1903-1995 Physicist and Nobel Laureate at school 1915-1922

Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton (6 October 1903 – 25 June 1995) was an Irish physicist and Nobel laureate for his work with John Cockcroft with "atom-smashing" experiments done at Cambridge University in the early 1930s, and so became the first person in history to artificially split the atom, thus ushering the nuclear age.

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