George Paget Thomson

1892 - 1975

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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 330,143 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). George Paget Thomson is the 124th most popular physicist (down from 108th in 2019), the 403rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 299th in 2019) and the 21st most popular British 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 124 out of 721Before him are Simon van der Meer, Karl Schwarzschild, Thomas Young, Walther Bothe, Josiah Willard Gibbs, and J. Hans D. Jensen. After him are Edward Victor Appleton, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Gustaf Dalén, Percy Williams Bridgman, Leo Szilard, and Albert Fert.

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Among people born in 1892, George Paget Thomson ranks 26Before him are Ferdinand Schörner, Arthur Compton, Arthur Honegger, Gregor Strasser, Ernst Lubitsch, and Marina Tsvetaeva. After him are Robert Ritter von Greim, Edward Victor Appleton, Darius Milhaud, Mátyás Rákosi, Shirō Ishii, and Erhard Milch. Among people deceased in 1975, George Paget Thomson ranks 18Before him are Mikhail Bakhtin, Arnold J. Toynbee, Josephine Baker, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Jimmy Hoffa, and Saint-John Perse. After him are Josemaría Escrivá, Nikolai Bulganin, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Graham Hill, Antonín Novotný, and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, George Paget Thomson ranks 403 out of 6,924Before him are Rudolf Abel (1903), Bonnie Tyler (1951), Angus Young (1955), Joshua Reynolds (1723), Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837), and Frank Whittle (1907). After him are James I of Scotland (1394), David Niven (1910), Richard Attenborough (1923), Robert Fripp (1946), A. J. Cronin (1896), and Edward Victor Appleton (1892).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, George Paget Thomson ranks 21Before him are Owen Willans Richardson (1879), William Henry Bragg (1862), Charles Glover Barkla (1877), C. F. Powell (1903), Henry Moseley (1887), and Thomas Young (1773). After him are Edward Victor Appleton (1892), Roger Penrose (1931), William Shockley (1910), David Brewster (1781), Osborne Reynolds (1842), and Freeman Dyson (1923).