In the footsteps of Henry Moseley

The archivist, Clare Hopkins, has written a guest post on the Museum of the History of Science blog, in connection with the ‘Dear Harry…’ exhibition, which has been extended to January.

The post has been written as a guide to visitors wanting to follow in the footsteps of Henry Moseley (1887-1915), Trinity’s most famous physicist, whose work on the X-ray spectra of the elements provided a new foundation for the Periodic Table and contributed to the development of the nuclear model of the atom. Moseley’s life and career were cut short when he was killed in 1915, aged 27, in action at Gallipoli.

The run of the exhibition ‘Dear Harry…’ – Henry Moseley: a Scientist Lost to War, presented in partnership with Trinity, has been extended to 31 January 2016.

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