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.
He is also close to his brother Dr Ernest Walton, 86, who became senior pathologist for the North Tees trust and sister Mary, 83, a GP and Methodist minister who worked in Sierra Leone.