Jj thomson physicist specialty cathode rays, electrons born dec 18, 1856 manchester, england died aug 30, 1940 (at age 83) cambridge, england nationality british sir joseph john thomson, who was generally known as jj thomson, was a british physicist. Sir joseph john thomson om prs (18 december 1856 – 30 august 1940) was an english physicist and nobel laureate in physics, credited with the discovery and identification of the electron and with the discovery of the first subatomic particle.
Joseph john thomson was born in manchester, england and was the eldest son of a bookshop owner in 1876 he entered trinity college, university of cambridge where he.
Joseph john thomson, better known as j j thomson, was a british physicist who first theorized and offered experimental evidence that the atom was a divisible entity rather than the basic unit of matter, as was widely believed at the time. The british physicist joseph john (j j) thomson (1856–1940) performed a series of experiments in 1897 designed to study the nature of electric discharge in a high-vacuum cathode-ray tube, an area being investigated by many scientists at the time. Joseph john thomson biographical j oseph john thomson was born in cheetham hill, a suburb of manchester on december 18, 1856 he enrolled at owens college, manchester, in 1870, and in 1876 entered trinity college, cambridge as a minor scholar.
Jj thomson, in full sir joseph john thomson, (born december 18, 1856, cheetham hill, near manchester, england—died august 30, 1940, cambridge, cambridgeshire), english physicist who helped revolutionize the knowledge of atomic structure by his discovery of the electron (1897. Thomson won the 1906 nobel prize in physics, among many accolades he died on august 30, 1940 early life and education joseph john thomson, who was always called jj, was born in cheetham hill, england, near manchester, in 1856 his father was a bookseller who planned for thomson to be an engineer.
Jj thomson was an english physicist and mathematician thomson was a child prodigy who first went to college at the age of 14 and continued his progression to become one of the most gifted scientists of his generation.
1897 by the english physicist joseph john thomson and later as the component of beta rays emitted by radioactive elements the electron was shown by the american physicist robert millikan in 1910 to have a fixed charge and by george paget thomson, an english physicist, and the american physicists clinton.
Joseph john thomson was born in manchester, england and was the eldest son of a bookshop owner in 1876 he entered trinity college, university of cambridge where he received his ba in mathematics in 1880. Biography of joseph john thomson | british physicist (cheetham hill, united kingdom, 1856 - cambridge, id, 1940) british physicist son of a bookseller, joseph john thomson studied at owens college and later at the university of manchester and at trinity college, cambridge.