Sir Owen Willans Richardson
(26 Apr 1879 - 15 Feb 1959)
Science Quotes by Sir Owen Willans Richardson (1 quote)
I am glad that Dr. Chadwick has stuck to the view that it [the neutron] is a combination of a proton and electron. Some people have said it was a new kind of ultimate particle. It was really too much to believe—that a new ultimate particle should exist with its mass so conveniently close to that of the proton and electron combined. It was nothing but a bad joke played on its creator and on the rest of us. Still, there is no doubt this neutron business is going to have many developments.
— Sir Owen Willans Richardson
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