Tuesday May 21, 7.30pm
Bollington Cross School, Bollington Road, Bollington, SK10 5EG
Free event during the Bollington Festival.
Dr Peter Rowlands of University of Liverpool Physics Department and a member of the Institute of Physics history group talks about the Nobel laureate from Bollington who discovered the neutron.
The most important advances in physical science of the early 20th century were related to the atomic nucleus and the quantum atom. Manchester scientists played major roles in these discoveries. James Chadwick (Nobel prize in 1935 for discovery of the neutron) went to Bollington Cross School and the school has a blue plaque.