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About J. J. Thomson
Physicist Joseph John Thomson became world-renowned in the late 1890s for discovering the first-ever subatomic particle, the electron. He found out that negatively-charged particles (electrons) were present in cathode rays in 1897. He was also the first person to find evidence for stable element isotopes.
He was the eldest son of Emma Swindells and Joseph James Thomson. His younger brother’s name was Frederick Vernon Thomson. He tied the knot with Rose Elisabeth Paget in 1890. Their two children were Nobel laureate physicist George Paget Thomson and author Joan Paget Thomson.
He received accolades such as the Nobel Prize in Physics, Hughes Medal, Smith’s Prize, Faraday Medal, Albert Medal and Royal Medal.
He died in Cambridge, England, on 30 August, 1940.
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J. J. Thomson's Popularity
J. J. Thomson was a famous English physicist, who was born on December 18, 1856. As a person born on this date, J. J. Thomson is listed in our database as the 24th most popular celebrity for the day (December 18) and the 7th most popular for the year (1856).
People born on December 18 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. J. J. Thomson is the 739th most popular Sagittarius.
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