James Chadwick was born in Cheshire, England, on 20th October, 1891, the son of John Joseph Chadwick and Anne Mary Knowles.
Chadwick was alive in the time period when the Wright brothers took flight for the first time in history.
In the year Chadwick started university, Rutherford had won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. He was originally going for Mathematics, but was too shy to contradict a physicist that assumed for him.
Chadwick carried out his project successfully and graduated with first class honors in physics in 1911.
in 1912, he was awarded a master’s degree in physics.
Chadwick gets his Nobel peace prize in physics for his Neutron discovery.
He led the British team in the Manhattan Project, in which the UK and Canada supported the USA’s World War 2 effort to build the world’s first nuclear bomb.
the neighborhood was frequently attacked in air-raids by the German Air Force. Despite the bombing, by spring 1941, Chadwick’s research group had discovered that the critical mass of uranium-235 for a nuclear detonation was about 8 kilograms.
James Chadwick died in Cambridge, Edinburg.