J.J. Thomson

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J.J. Thomson

Thomson, a recipient of the Order of Merit, was knighted in 1908. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1884 and was President during 1916-1920; he received the Royal and Hughes Medals in 1894 and 1902, and the Copley Medal in 1914. He was awarded the Hodgkins Medal (Smithsonian Institute, Washington) in 1902; the Franklin Medal and Scott Medal (Philadelphia), 1923; the Mascart Medal (Paris), 1927; the Dalton Medal (Manchester), 1931; and the Faraday Medal (Institute of Civil Engineers) in 1938.

Accomplishments

J.J. Thomson was a physicist who discovered the electron. He also invented the mass spectrometer. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1906.

Lasting Impact

J.J. Thomson discovered the electron.

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what did jj thomson discover?. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://answers.ask.com/Science/Chemistry/what_did_jj_thomson_discoverJoseph john thomson. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.chemheritage.org/discover/online-resources/chemistry-in-history/themes/atomic-and-nuclear-structure/thomson.aspxJ.j. thomson - biographical. (2013, NOVEMBER 30). Retrieved from http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1906/thomson-bio.html

J.J. Thomson

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J.J. Thomson


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