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Joseph John Thomson

Joseph John Thomson Biography

Scientist


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.

FAMILY LIFE
He had two children: George Paget Thomson and Joan Paget Thomson.
ASSOCIATED WITH
Author Ernest Hemingway also received a Nobel Prize.
TRIVIA
He won a Royal Medal in 1894 and was awarded with a Hughes Medal in 1902.

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