JJ Thomson

JJ Thomson. Digital image. Wikipedia.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2014.

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Contributions to Science

    • Treatise on the Motion of Vortex rings published in 1884 showed his interest in atomic structure.
    • Published various works including his Notes on Recent Researches in electricity and magnetism.
    • Begins studying mathematical theories of electricity and magnetism, publishing more work over the matter.
    • After a trip to America he discovered the existence of the electron during a research of cathode rays.
    • He announced the discovery of the electron during a lecture in The Royal Institution on April 30, 1897.

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    Personal Life

    • Worked at Trinity College for most of his life
    • Married to Rose Elizabeth in 1890
    • Earned 21 honorary doctorate degrees
    • Originally planned to become an engineer

    Citations

    • "J.J. Thomson - Biographical". Nobelprize.org. Nobel Media AB 2014. Web. 13 Oct 2014. <http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1906/thomson-bio.html>
    • "J. J. Thomson, the Discovery of the Electron, and the Study of Atomic Structure." Science and Its Times. Ed. Neil Schlager and Josh Lauer. Vol. 5. Detroit: Gale, 2001. Science in Context. Web. 13 Oct. 2014.
    • "J. J. Thomson." Scientists: Their Lives and Works. Gale, 2006. Science in Context. Web. 13 Oct. 2014.

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