Ernest Walton

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Noun1.Ernest Walton - Irish physicist who (with Sir John Cockcroft in 1931) first split an atom (1903-1995)
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Mr Campbell was only the second Irish person to win a Nobel Prize for Science, following in the footsteps of Ernest Walton, who collected the physics award in 1951.
And in 1951, Todmorden-born John Cockroft also won the Nobel Prize in Physics along with Ernest Walton, for their work in nuclear physics.
From writer Jonathan Swift ( author of Gulliver's Travels ) to Oscar Wilde, Mary McAleese ( former president of Ireland) and Nobel Laureate Ernest Walton, the college has nurtured students from virtually every walk of life.