Charles Thomson Rees Wilson

1869 - 1959

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Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, (14 February 1869 – 15 November 1959) was a Scottish physicist and meteorologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his invention of the cloud chamber. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Thomson Rees Wilson has received more than 208,431 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Charles Thomson Rees Wilson is the 82nd most popular physicist (down from 60th in 2019), the 231st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 215th in 2019) and the 15th most popular British Physicist.

Charles Thomson Rees Wilson is most famous for his work in the field of X-ray crystallography.

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Among physicists, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson ranks 82 out of 851Before him are Louis de Broglie, Mikhail Lomonosov, Manne Siegbahn, C. F. Powell, Charles Glover Barkla, and Percy Williams Bridgman. After him are John Bardeen, Hans Bethe, Victor Francis Hess, Albert A. Michelson, Jean Baptiste Perrin, and Clinton Davisson.

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Among people born in 1869, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson ranks 8Before him are Henri Matisse, Grigori Rasputin, André Gide, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Neville Chamberlain, and Nadezhda Krupskaya. After him are Gustaf Dalén, Karl Haushofer, Emma Goldman, Fritz Pregl, Hans Spemann, and Frederick Trump. Among people deceased in 1959, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson ranks 6Before him are Stepan Bandera, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ante Pavelić, Gérard Philipe, and George Marshall. After him are Owen Willans Richardson, Raymond Chandler, Billie Holiday, Adolf Windaus, Boris Vian, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson ranks 231 out of 8,785Before him are Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (1901), Alcuin (735), James Hunt (1947), Charles Glover Barkla (1877), Stan Laurel (1890), and Clement Attlee (1883). After him are Harold Godwinson (1022), Syd Barrett (1946), Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), Benjamin Disraeli (1804), William Wordsworth (1770), and John Law (1671).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson ranks 15Before him are William Gilbert (1544), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), Thomas Young (1773), James Chadwick (1891), C. F. Powell (1903), and Charles Glover Barkla (1877). After him are Peter Higgs (1929), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), Roger Penrose (1931), and William Henry Bragg (1862).