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|Thomson, Joseph John.|
Adm. sizar at TRINITY, Oct. 12, 1876. [Eldest] s. of Joseph James, of Fallowfield, Manchester.
B. there [Dec. 18], 1856.
From Owens College, Manchester.
Matric. Michs. 1876; Scholar, 1878; Sheepshanks exhibitioner, 1879; B.A. (2 nd Wrangler and 2nd Smith's prize) 1880; M.A. 1883; Adams prize, 1883; Hon. Sc.D. 1920.
Fellow, 1880-1918; Master, 1918-40.
University Lecturer in mathematics, 1883-4; Cavendish Professor of Experimental Physics, 1884-1918.
F.R.S., 1884; Royal and Hughes medals; President, 1916-20.
Rede Lecturer, 1896.
Knighted, 1908; O.M., 1912.
President of the Philosophical Society, 1894 and 1919.
Kelvin medal, Institution of Civil Engineers, 1938.
Hon. D.Sc., Oxford, Dublin, London , Victoria
Ph.D., Cracow and Philadelphia.
Awarded the Nobel prize, 1906.
Member of the Institute of France . Professor of Physics at the Royal Institution, 1905.
President of the British Association, 1909. 'As a leader he was a pillar of flame to follow, but difficult enough to keep up with.
His own industry was nothing short of terrific.' Married, Jan. 2, 1890, Rose Elizabeth, dau. of Sir George Paget, K.C.B., Regius Professor of physic, and had issue.
Author, A Treatise on the Motion of the Vortex Rings; Discharge of Electricity through Gases; Conduction of Electricity through Gases; The Electron in Chemistry; Recollections and Reflections, etc.
Died Aug. 30, 1940.
Reporter, Oct. 1940; D.N.B.; Who was Who; The Times, Aug. 31, and Sept. 4, 1940.)
|Joseph John THOMSON |
Approx. lifespan: 18561940
sizar Trinity College adm1876:10:12
Sch: From Owens College From Owens, Manchester, [ Lancashire ]
Eldest s. of Joseph James THOMSON of Fallowfield Manchester, [ Lancashire ]
b. there 1856:[12:18]
Sheepshanks exhibitioner 1879
BA 2 nd Wrangler and 2nd Smith's prize 1880
Adams Prize 1883
Hon. ScD 1920
University Lecturer in: mathematics 1883-84
Cavendish Professor of: Experimental Physics 1884-1918
Royal and Hughes Medals;
Rede Lecturer: 1896
President of: : Philosophical Society 1894, and 1919
Kelvin Medal, Institution of Civil Engineers 1938
Hon. DSc OX Dublin, [ Ireland ] London Victoria, Colombia Durham, [ Co. Durham ] Birmingham, [ Warwickshire ] Göttingen, [ Germany ] Leeds, [ West Riding of Yorkshire ] Oslo, [ Norway ] Sorbonne Paris, France Edinburgh, [ Scotland ] Reading, [ Berkshire ]
Hon.LLD Princeton, [ New Jersey ], [ USA ] Glasgow, [ Scotland ] Johns Hopkins, [ Maryland ], [ USA ] Aberdeen, [ Aberdeenshire ] Athens, [ Greece ]
PhD Cracow, [ Poland ] and Philadelphia, [ Pennsylvania ], [ USA ]
Awarded the Nobel Prize 1906
Member of: the Institute of France
Professor of: Physics at the Sch: Royal Institution [ London ] 1905
President of: : British Association 1909
'As a leader he was a pillar of flame to follow, but difficult enough to keep up with. His own industry was nothing short of terrific.'
m. 1890:01:02 Rose Elizabeth PAGET dau. of Sir George PAGET K.C.B., Regius
Professor of: physic.
Publ.: A Treatise on the Motion of the Vortex Rings; Discharge of Electricity through Gases; Conduction of Electricity through Gases; The Electron in Chemistry; Recollections and Reflections etc.
( Cambridge University Reporter 1940:10; D.N.B.; Who was Who; The Times 31:08:, and 1940:09:04)
[add:]Photograph: CAS: G.245[:add]
[add:]Drawing, by Francis Dodd, in Fitzwilliam Museum; portrait, by A. Hacker, at Cavendish Lab.[:add]
[add:]Goodison: CP : 218, 317[:add]