Inspiring Lives-8: "J.J.Thomson’s birthday: December 20"

The English physicist, Sir Joseph John Thomson, was born on December 20, 1856. His discovery of the electron revolutionized physics and chemistry. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1906.

He died on August 30, 1940.

His detailed bio in Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._J._Thomson

Sir JJ in American Institute of Physics Website:
http://www.aip.org/history/electron/jjthomson.htm

Sir JJ in Encyclopedia Britannica online:
http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9072205/Sir-JJ-Thomson

Sir JJ on Nobel Website:
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1906/thomson-bio.html

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