In 1870 he was admitted into Owens College at the unusually young age of 14.
Joseph John Thomson was born in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, United Kingdom on December 18, 1856. He was of Scottish decent.
He attended Trinity College in Cambridge in 1876 where he would come to head the Cavendish Laboratory and he also went to the University of Cambridge.
He discovered ratio was the same regardless of what gas is used which led him to conclude that the particles that made up the gases were universal.
In 1894 JJ began studying cathode rays. Cathode rays are beams of glowing light that follow an electrical discharge in a high-vacuum tube.
He concluded atoms are made of positive cores and negatively charged particles within. He developed the Plum Pudding Model.
JJ wrote many works, including Notes on Recent Researches in Electricity and Magnetism.
JJ died on August 30, 1940 in cambridge, United Kingdom
in 1893 he won a Noble Prize in Physics.
Some other works were Application of Dynmaics to Physics and Chemistry and a Treatise on the Motion of Vortex Rings.
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