While working with Thompson

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While working with Thompson, Bohr had the chance to hear Ernest Rutherford speak.  Rutherford had recently become famous with his 1911 discovery of the atom's nucleus.  For years, Rutherford had been shooting alpha particles at different targets, in order to  study atoms. Most of the alpha particles went through, but miraculously, every once in a  while a particle would be deflected back. This discovery sent Rutherford into a long  period of consideration, but he emerged with revolutionary insight. He proposed that the  atom looked like a miniature solar system, with a massive center around which electrons  orbited. The majority of alpha particles passed through the gold foil because of the vast  space between the electrons and the nucleus, but those that were deflected back must  have struck the small but mass-possessing nucleus. Captivated by his brilliance and drawn to his personality, Bohr soon decided to move to 
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