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.
He attended the University of Manchester, the University of Cambridge, Trinity College, and the Victoria University of Manchester.
He had two children: George Paget Thomson and Joan Paget Thomson.
Author Ernest Hemingway also received a Nobel Prize.
He won a Royal Medal in 1894 and was awarded with a Hughes Medal in 1902.