James Chadwick was born in England on
October 20th, 1891. He attended Manchester University and received his degree
from the Honors School of Physics. Chadwick’s big influence on chemistry was
when he accomplished the transmutation of light elements. He did this by
bombarding them with alpha particles. In doing this he could study the structure
of the atoms nucleus. Which lead to him proving that neutrons were real.
Chadwick’s discoveries lead to the construction atomic bomb.