George Paget Thomson

1892 - 1975

George Paget Thomson

Sir George Paget Thomson, FRS (; 3 May 1892 – 10 September 1975) was an English physicist and Nobel laureate in physics recognized for his discovery of the wave properties of the electron by electron diffraction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Paget Thomson has received more than 304,588 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 109th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, George Paget Thomson ranks 108 out of 659Before him are Anders Jonas Ångström, Arno Allan Penzias, Owen Chamberlain, Augustin-Jean Fresnel, C. V. Raman, and J. Hans D. Jensen. After him are Ernest Lawrence, Barry Barish, Gustaf Dalén, François Arago, Nicolaas Bloembergen, and Percy Williams Bridgman.

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Among people born in 1892, George Paget Thomson ranks 23Before him are Theodor Eicke, Engelbert Dollfuss, Martin Niemöller, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Arthur Honegger, and Ferdinand Schörner. After him are Gregor Strasser, Edward Victor Appleton, Mátyás Rákosi, Darius Milhaud, Erhard Milch, and Marina Tsvetaeva. Among people deceased in 1975, George Paget Thomson ranks 16Before him are Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Umm Kulthum, Josephine Baker, Mikhail Bakhtin, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, and Arnold J. Toynbee. After him are Saint-John Perse, Nikolai Bulganin, Josemaría Escrivá, Graham Hill, Antonín Novotný, and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Paget Thomson ranks 299 out of 5,347Before him are Alexander Pope (1688), Benny Hill (1924), David Suchet (1946), Ritchie Blackmore (1945), J. M. Barrie (1860), and Ken Follett (1949). After him are Robert Brown (1773), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828), Robert Walpole (1676), William Laud (1573), Jon Lord (1941), and Henry Moore (1898).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, George Paget Thomson ranks 20Before 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). After him are Edward Victor Appleton (1892), Roger Penrose (1931), William Shockley (1910), Henry Moseley (1887), David Brewster (1781), and John Cockcroft (1897).