Charles Thomson Rees Wilson

1869 - 1959

Charles Thomson Rees Wilson

Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, CH, FRS (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 117,972 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 61st most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson ranks 61 out of 659Before him are Otto von Guericke, William Gilbert, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Otto Stern, Gabriel Lippmann, and Robert Andrews Millikan. After him are Mikhail Lomonosov, Johannes Stark, Carl David Anderson, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Peter Higgs, and Lev Landau.

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Among people born in 1869, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson ranks 7Before him are Mahatma Gandhi, Henri Matisse, Grigori Rasputin, André Gide, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, and Neville Chamberlain. After him are Nadezhda Krupskaya, Karl Haushofer, Fritz Pregl, Gustaf Dalén, Emma Goldman, and Hans Spemann. Among people deceased in 1959, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson ranks 3Before him are Frank Lloyd Wright and Ante Pavelić. After him are Stepan Bandera, George Marshall, Raymond Chandler, Owen Willans Richardson, Billie Holiday, Gérard Philipe, Camilo Cienfuegos, Boris Vian, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson ranks 180 out of 5,347Before him are Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), Rosalind Franklin (1920), Boudica (33), Alfred Marshall (1842), Æthelstan (895), and Jeff Beck (1944). After him are Theresa May (1956), Alan Rickman (1946), Joseph Priestley (1733), Brian Johnson (1947), Sting (1951), and Terry Pratchett (1948).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson ranks 13Before him are J. J. Thomson (1856), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), Paul Dirac (1902), Thomas Young (1773), James Chadwick (1891), and William Gilbert (1544). After him are Peter Higgs (1929), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), William Henry Bragg (1862), C. F. Powell (1903), and Charles Glover Barkla (1877).