Charles Thomson Rees Wilson

1869 - 1959

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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 145,777 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Charles Thomson Rees Wilson is the 60th most popular physicist (up from 61st in 2019), the 214th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 180th 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 721Before him are Max Born, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Robert Andrews Millikan, Mikhail Lomonosov, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Rudolf Clausius. After him are Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Max von Laue, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Otto Stern, and Johannes Stark.

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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, Emma Goldman, Karl Haushofer, Fritz Pregl, Gustaf Dalén, and Mary Mallon. Among people deceased in 1959, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson ranks 4Before him are Frank Lloyd Wright, Ante Pavelić, and George Marshall. After him are Stepan Bandera, Raymond Chandler, Owen Willans Richardson, Gérard Philipe, Errol Flynn, Boris Vian, Camilo Cienfuegos, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson ranks 214 out of 6,924Before him are Edmond Halley (1656), Anna Wintour (1949), Ælla of Northumbria (800), James George Frazer (1854), Ozzy Osbourne (1948), and Charles II of England (1630). After him are Catherine Howard (1523), Anne Brontë (1820), Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), Joe Cocker (1944), J. K. Rowling (1965), and Keith Richards (1943).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson ranks 12Before him are Robert Hooke (1635), J. J. Thomson (1856), Paul Dirac (1902), William Gilbert (1544), James Chadwick (1891), and William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824). After him are John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), Peter Higgs (1929), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), William Henry Bragg (1862), Charles Glover Barkla (1877), and C. F. Powell (1903).