Accents of Science

I’m reading a book on the history of quantum physics and never put together that Ernest Rutherford, discoverer of the nucleus, was from New Zealand.  I knew James Clark Maxwell was the consumate Scotsman and once used a bagpipe to save a prized sheep in a combination of wonderful stereotypes.  Anyway, so this kiwi discovers the nucleus, I really hope he yelled “Crikey!” when he interpreted the results of his gold foil experiment.  Likewise, I really hope Chadwick shouted “bully!” when he discovered the neutron.