jj thomson

jj thomson

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  • 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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