Francis William Aston

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Birthday
1, 1877
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 20, 1945 (68)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
1, 1877
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 20, 1945 (68)

About

A British chemist who won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering isotopes in a large number of non-radioactive elements. He was also the first to fully formulate the whole number rule, which posits that the masses of isotopes are whole number multiples of the mass of a given hydrogen atom.

Before Fame

He worked on fermentation chemistry at the school of brewing in Birmingham, and was later employed by W. Butler & Co. Brewery.

Trivia

The lunar crater Aston was named in his honour.

Family Life

He had two siblings.

Associated With

He played golf with his colleague Ernest Rutherford.