Wilson Charles Thomson Rees

Wilson

, Charles Thomson Rees 1869-1959.
British physicist. He shared a 1927 Nobel Prize for devising the cloud chamber.
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Wil·son

(wĭl′sən), Charles Thomson Rees 1869-1959.
British physicist noted for his research on atmospheric electricity. He developed the Wilson cloud chamber, a device that makes it possible to study and photograph the movement and interaction of electrically charged particles. See more at cloud chamber.
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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.