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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 176,753 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Charles Thomson Rees Wilson is the 60th most popular physicist, the 215th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 214th in 2019) and the 12th 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 60 out of 717Before him are Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Max Born, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Otto von Guericke, Gabriel Lippmann, and Rudolf Clausius. After him are Mikhail Lomonosov, Peter Debye, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Lev Landau, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, and Otto Stern.

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Among people born in 1869, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson ranks 7Before him are Mahatma Gandhi, Grigori Rasputin, Henri Matisse, Neville Chamberlain, André Gide, and Victor Emmanuel III of Italy. After him are Nadezhda Krupskaya, Karl Haushofer, Emma Goldman, Fritz Pregl, Hans Spemann, and Kasturba Gandhi. Among people deceased in 1959, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson ranks 4Before him are Stepan Bandera, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Ante Pavelić. After him are George Marshall, Raymond Chandler, Billie Holiday, Owen Willans Richardson, Gérard Philipe, Boris Vian, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Camilo Cienfuegos.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson ranks 215 out of 7,765Before him are Henrietta of England (1644), William Golding (1911), Ken Miles (1918), Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), Brian Jones (1942), and C. S. Lewis (1898). After him are John Wycliffe (1324), Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (1843), Henry Morton Stanley (1841), Ozzy Osbourne (1948), Henry Morgan (1635), and Harold Godwinson (1022).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson ranks 12Before him are James Clerk Maxwell (1831), William Gilbert (1544), Paul Dirac (1902), J. J. Thomson (1856), Thomas Young (1773), and James Chadwick (1891). After him are Roger Penrose (1931), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), Peter Higgs (1929), and William Henry Bragg (1862).