Joseph John Thomson

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Noun1.Joseph John Thomson - English physicist who experimented with the conduction of electricity through gases and who discovered the electron and determined its charge and mass (1856-1940)
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The most recent burials of scientists there were those of Ernest Rutherford, a pioneer of nuclear physics, in 1937, and of Joseph John Thomson, who discovered electrons, in 1940.
* physicist Sir Joseph John Thomson, discoverer of the electron and winner of the 1906 Nobel Prize in Physics
Many famous physicists were elected as honorary fellows, including John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh, Sir Joseph John Thomson, Ernest Rutherford-who became Lord Rutherford of Nelson--Sir John D Cockcroft and William Thomson, Lord Kelvin.