Charles Thomson Rees Wilson


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Noun1.Charles Thomson Rees Wilson - Scottish physicist who invented the cloud chamber (1869-1959)
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CTR WILSON CHARLES Thomson Rees Wilson, a physician and meteorologist, received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1927 for his invention of the cloud chamber.
A Scottish physicist, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869-1959), had been studying clouds and labored to produce small artificial clouds in the laboratory that he could also study.
The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded jointly to Arthur Holly Compton of the University of Chicago for his discovery of the Compton effect, observed in collisions of x-rays and gamma rays and their variation in wavelength; and to Charles Thomson Rees Wilson of Scotland for his development of the vapor condensation method for tracking the paths of electrically charged particles.