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Sir George Paget Thomson
Born3 Mey 1892(1892-05-03)
Cambridge, Ingland
Dee'd10 September 1975(1975-09-10) (aged 83)
Cambridge, Ingland
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge
Kent forElectron diffraction
Hauf-marrae(s)Kathleen Buchanan Smith
Bairns2 sons, 2 dauchters
AwairdsHoward N. Potts Medal (1932)
Nobel Prize in Pheesics (1937)
Hughes Medal (1939)
Ryal Medal (1949)
Faraday Medal (1960)
Scientific career
Academic advisorsJ. J. Thomson

Sir George Paget Thomson, FRS[1] (/ˈtɒmsən/; 3 Mey 1892 – 10 September 1975) wis an Inglis pheesicist an Nobel laureate in pheesics recognised for his discovery o the wave properties o the electron bi electron diffraction.[2][3][4]


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  1. Moon, P. B. (1977). "George Paget Thomson 3 May 1892 – 10 September 1975". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 23: 529. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1977.0020.
  2. Thomson, G. P. (1927). "Diffraction of Cathode Rays by a Thin Film" (PDF). Nature. 119 (3007): 890–890. Bibcode:1927Natur.119Q.890T. doi:10.1038/119890a0.
  3. "George Paget Thomson". Le Prix Nobel. the Nobel Foundation. 1937. Retrieved 12 September 2007.
  4. "Thomson, Sir George Paget". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. 2007. Retrieved 12 September 2007.