George Paget Thomson

1892 - 1975

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Sir George Paget Thomson, FRS (; 3 May 1892 – 10 September 1975) was a British 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 388,177 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). George Paget Thomson is the 114th most popular physicist (up from 124th in 2019), the 361st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 402nd in 2019) and the 21st most popular Physicist.

George Paget Thomson was a British physicist who is most famous for his work with electrons. Thomson was the first person to measure the charge-to-mass ratio of electrons, and he developed the first mass spectrograph.

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Among physicists, George Paget Thomson ranks 114 out of 717Before him are Victor Francis Hess, Augustin-Jean Fresnel, J. Hans D. Jensen, Edward Victor Appleton, Julius von Mayer, and Anders Jonas Ångström. After him are Ernst Abbe, Aage Bohr, Auguste Piccard, Heinrich Rohrer, François Arago, and Walter Houser Brattain.

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Among people born in 1892, George Paget Thomson ranks 27Before him are Gregor Strasser, Ferdinand Schörner, Arthur Honegger, Engelbert Dollfuss, Erwin Panofsky, and Edward Victor Appleton. After him are Mátyás Rákosi, Erhard Milch, Marina Tsvetaeva, Ernst Lubitsch, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, and Stefan Banach. Among people deceased in 1975, George Paget Thomson ranks 18Before him are Arnold J. Toynbee, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Mikhail Bakhtin, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, and Saint-John Perse. After him are Josemaría Escrivá, Graham Hill, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Jimmy Hoffa, Robert Robinson, and Julian Huxley.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, George Paget Thomson ranks 361 out of 7,765Before him are Æthelflæd (869), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), Oswald Mosley (1896), Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844), John Bowlby (1907), and Theresa May (1956). After him are John Ruskin (1819), John Boyd Dunlop (1840), Thomas Cromwell (1485), Boudica (33), Kate Bush (1958), and Marianne Faithfull (1946).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, George Paget Thomson ranks 21Before him are John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), Peter Higgs (1929), William Henry Bragg (1862), Henry Moseley (1887), and Edward Victor Appleton (1892). After him are C. F. Powell (1903), Charles Glover Barkla (1877), William Shockley (1910), David Brewster (1781), Charles Wheatstone (1802), and Andrew Huxley (1917).