J. J. Thomson

Joseph John “J. J.” Thomson was a British physicist credited with discovering electrons and isotopes, for which he received a Nobel prize.

J. J. Thomson

Early life

Joseph John Thomson was born in 1856 in Cheetham Hill, England Emma Swindells and Joseph James Thomson, an antiquarian bookshop keeper. Joseph James Thomson was of Scottish origin which explains the spelling of his surname. He had a brother two years younger than he, Frederick Vernon Thomson.


J.J. Thomson received his early education in small private schools where he sho