Joseph John Thomson

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Birthday
18, 1856
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 30, 1940 (83)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
18, 1856
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 30, 1940 (83)

About

Physicist who proved that cathode rays had a negatively charged particle, now commonly known as the electron. He received the 1906 Nobel Prize in Physics for his important work involving electricity in gasses.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Manchester, the University of Cambridge, Trinity College, and the Victoria University of Manchester.

Trivia

He won a Royal Medal in 1894 and was awarded with a Hughes Medal in 1902.

Family Life

He had two children: George Paget Thomson and Joan Paget Thomson.

Associated With

Author Ernest Hemingway also received a Nobel Prize.