J. J. Thomson

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J. J. Thomson

Even as a young child, J. J. Thomson showed an interest and talent in science. In 1870 he was admitted to Owens College at the young age of 14, and later continued on to Trinity College Cambridge six years later. At the latter institution he was known to be an excellent teacher and researcher.Most of his work concerned a subatomic particle- the electron.He was a reknown teacher and was well respected among his students at his colleges. He worked with other famous scientists such as Ernest Rutherford.

Accomplishments

Born- December 18, 1856College- 1870BA- 1880MA- 1883Electron discovery- 1915Died- August 30, 1940

J. J. Thomson was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1906, the highest and most respectable award for his field.BA in mathematics and MA in physics from University of Cambridge.Knighted in 1908.Awarded five other science medals.

Lasting Impact

J. J. Thomson discovered the electron, which is still accepted as a part of the atomic model used today.

Citations

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1906/thomson-bio.html

J. J.THOMSON

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FUN FACTSBuried close to Isaac Newton.Had many nobel prize winning students.

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