Awards & Winners

Ernest Walton

Date of Birth 06-October-1903
Place of Birth Dungarvan
(Ireland, County Waterford)
Nationality Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Also know as Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton
Profession Physicist
Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton was an Irish physicist and Nobel laureate for his work with John Cockcroft with "atom-smashing" experiments done at Cambridge University in the early 1930s, and so became the first person in history to artificially split the atom, thus ushering the nuclear age.

Awards by Ernest Walton

Check all the awards nominated and won by Ernest Walton.


Nobel Prize in Physics
(for their pioneer work on the transmutation of atomic nuclei by artificially accelerated atomic particles.)


Hughes Medal
(For their discovery that nuclei could be disintegrated by artificially produced bombarding particles.)