Or put another way, he was first to split the atom.
Any of his secondary discoveries, such as dating the age of the Earth, would have given fame to a lesser scientist.
The Southern Harness 2016/17 season's achievements were celebrated tonight at Ascot Park Hotel with the Southern Harness INC Southland Harness Awards taking centre stage.
The major winners at the Awards were broodmares Chicago Blues and Sly Shard, trotting mare Dark Horse and Northern Southland Trainer Robert Wilson.
His career began with Southland trainer Tony Stratford....
Wyndham trainer driver Brendon Snow Mc Lellan has been involved in harness racing since the mid-1980s and it was through his association with the late Jim and Irene Holland that he started to become interested in breeding.
He was the first one, said Mc Lellan when recounting a long and rewarding friendship with the Hollands.
As the The New York Times stated, in a eulogy accompanying the announcement of his unexpected and unnecessary death in 1937.
" It is given to but few men to achieve immortality, still less to achieve Olympian rank, during their own lifetime. In a generation that witnessed one of the greatest revolutions in the entire history of science he was universally acknowledged as the leading explorer of the vast infinitely complex universe within the atom, a universe that he was first to penetrate."Not for him the fame based on one discovery.
But the subsequent attempts to cover it up are what’s going to put the nails in his coffin.
Here’s Russel Norman’s summary of the issue: One of the things the ECAN Act does is make it more likely that the planned dam on the Hurunui River will go ahead.