J. J. Thomson

Joseph John Thomson (1856 - 1940)

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Joseph John (J. J.) Thomson
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English physicist and Nobel laureate in physics, credited with the discovery of the electron.[1]

  • Birth: 18 Dec 1856, Cheetham Hill, Manchester[2][3]
  • Father: Joseph James Thomson of Fallowfield, Manchester[4]
  • Marriage: 2 Jan 1890 to Rose Elizabeth, dau. of Sir George Paget, K.C.B., Regius Professor of physic[4]
  • Awarded Nobel Prize 1906[4]
  • Death: 30 Aug 1940[4][5]


  1. Wikipedia:J. J. Thomson
  2. "Joseph John Thomson", GRO Births Mar 1857 Manchester 8d 317
  3. "Joseph John 'J.J.' Thomson", Find A Grave, 2017-10-10
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Joseph John Thomson", Cambridge University Alumni
  5. "THOMSON O.M. sir Joseph John knight of the Masters Lodge Trinity College Cambridge died 30 August 1940...", National Probate Calendar

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