1856 – Thomson – bio

Sir Joseph John “J.J.” Thomson was born in Manchester, England in 1856 and was a physicist credited with discovering the electron in 1897.

PRECURSOR:
1791 – Faraday
1826 – Stoney
1831 – Maxwell
1854 – vacuum pump
1855 – vacuum tube

CONCURRENT:
Zeeman
1853 – Lorentz
1870 – Perrin

SUBSEQUENT:
1871 – Rutherford
1882 – Born
Oppenheimer

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