J.J Thomson (1856-1940)
J.J Thomson's Plum Pudding Model
The Plum Pudding Model is what J.J Thomson(incorrectly) thought the atom looked like.
Just like every other successful scientist, J.J Thomson built off of other scientists theories and discovered the electron. 1897 in a Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University Thomson was researching Cathode Rays whilst he was disproving Hertz's theory about the Cathode Rays.
Importance of The Electron
J.J Thomson's research showed us that atoms are made of smaller parts which are called electrons.
Electrons helped us understand that electricity is made of electrons which is important since modern technology runs off of electricity.
Electrons explained how atoms are able to bond and create other elements.
Electrons also helped us understand that they are the main active part during chemical bonding and that is how other elements and compounds are created.
Without electrons atoms cannot be formed.
J.J Thomson originally called electrons corpuscles.
Thomson married Rose Paget in 1890.
Disproved Hertz in 1897 with his discovery of the electron.
Received the Nobel Prize in 1906.
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