Who saw the atom first?
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When was the first time scientist actually saw an atom was?
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Who first saw the nucleus of an atom?
The nucleus of an atom is far too small to be "seen" in any conventional sense. The structure of the atom, that is, the one with most of the mass of the atom concentrated in the center, or nucleus, was developed by physicist Ernest Rutherford. In a sense, he is the one who first "saw" the nucleus of the atom. A link to the Wikipedia article on the atom, an article which includes the history of discoveries that lead to modern concepts of it, is provided. A link is also provided to the Rutherford model of the atom, also at Wikipedia. Hey, the nice folks at Wikipedia post knowledge for free. Why not surf on over and help yourself? It's a buffet, with all you can eat.