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Authorised form of nameThomson; Sir; George Paget (1892 - 1975)
Dates1892 - 1975
NationalityBritish
Place of birthCambridge, England
Date of birth03 May 1892
Place of deathCambridge
Date of death10/09/1975
Research fieldPhysics
ActivityCareer:
Professor of Natural Philosophy, in the University of Aberdeen; ex-Fellow and Lecturer, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
Medals and prizes:
Nobel Prize (Physics) 1937
Honours:
Kt 1943
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election15/05/1930
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1950-1951
Medals and prizes:
Hughes Medal 1939; Royal Medal 1949
Lectures:
Bakerian 1948; Rutherford 1964
RelationshipsSon of Sir Joseph John Thomson (FRS 1884); maternal grandson of Sir George Paget FRS
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB vol 18 pp 908-912
AssocMaterial:
CSAC 75/5/80. Papers deposited in Trinity College Library, Cambridge
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1977 vol 23 pp 529-556, plate, by P B Moon
Royal Society codeNA2428
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
PB/3/3/1Note by Sir George Thomson on history of thermonuclear reaction work at Imperial College (extract from Minutes of Governors' meeting, 25 February 1968).1968
PB/1/33/1/9Nobel Prize1948
PB/4/11/18Letter and memo from GP Thomson, on the toroidJune 1946
MM/18/34Letter from George Paget Thomson to Edward Neville da Costa Andrade19 October 1955
PB/4/9/2/4'Future of Air Warfare. Memorandum by Sir George Thompson' (sic)nd
PB/9/1/120Correspondence with GP Thomson1941
PB/9/1/9Correspondence with Rose Bell1971
RR/42/62Referee's report by Edward Victor Appleton, on a paper 'The analysis of surface layers by electron diffraction' by George Paget ThomsonMay 1930
RR/38/152Referee's report by Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, on a paper 'Experiments on the diffraction of cathode rays.—II' by George Paget ThomsonMay 1928
RR/42/63Referee's report by Edward Victor Appleton, on a paper ['A camera for electron diffraction'] by George Paget Thomson and C G FraserMay 1930
RR/43/20Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'On the connection between the ray theory of electric waves and dynamics' by Thomas Lydwell EckersleyMarch 1931
RR/29/59Referee's report by Owen Willans Richardson, on a paper 'Test of a theory of radiation' by George Paget ThomsonJune 1923
RR/44/51Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'The atomic scattering power of iron for various X-ray wave-lengths' by Albert James Bradley and R A H HopeJanuary 1932
RR/44/99Referee's report by William Henry Bragg, on a paper 'The diffraction of electrons by single crystals' by Geoge Paget ThomsonJune 1931
RR/48/41Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'The emission constants of metals in the near infra-red' by C Hurst[July 1933]
RR/49/74Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'On the structure of thin silver films formed by evaporation in vacuo' by E R Cooper[July 1933]
RR/48/75Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'An optical examination of thin films. I.—The optical constants of mercury' by Leif Tronstad and C G P Feachem[January 1934]
RR/48/57Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'The theory of alloys in the Y-phase' by Harry Jones[November 1933]
RR/48/76Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'An optical examination of thin films. II.—The behaviour of thin films of fatty acids on mercury' by C G P Feachem and Leif Tronstad[January 1934]
RR/48/89Referee's report by Gilbert Thomas Morgan, on a paper 'The catalytic properties and structure of metal films.—Part I. Sputtered platinum' by George Ingle Finch, C A Murison, N Stuart and George Paget Thomson26 May 1933
RR/53/70Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'The Beilby layer' by George Ingle Finch, A G Quarrell and J S Roebucknd [March 1934]
RR/52/66Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'The mobility of sodium on tungsten' by Richard Charles Leslie BosworthNovember 1934
RR/50/49Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'The passage of positive ions through gases' by H S W Massey and R A SmithMay 1933
RR/36/87Referee's report by Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, on a paper 'Experiments on the diffraction of cathode rays' by George Paget Thomson[November 1927]
RR/52/67Second referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'The mobility of sodium on tungsten' by Richard Charles Leslie BosworthJanuary 1935
RR/53/68Second referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'The catalytic properties and structure of metal films. Part II. —The electrical condition of platinum films' by George Ingle Finch and A W Ikinnd [March 1934]
RR/53/69Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'The catalytic properties and structure of metal films. Part II. —The electrical condition of platinum films' by George Ingle Finch and A W Ikinnd [February 1934]
RR/55/7Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'The structure and physical properties of thin films of metal on solid surfaces' by Edward Neville Da Costa Andrade and J G MartindaleJanuary 1935
RR/54/90Second referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'The organization of the cell wall of the conifer tracheid' by Reginald Dawson PrestonApril 1934
RR/55/54Second referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'The mobility of potassium on tungsten' by Richard Charles Leslie BosworthNovember 1935
RR/57/2Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'Some properties of adsorbed films of oxygen on tungsten' by John Keith Roberts[July 1935]
RR/55/53Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'The mobility of potassium on tungsten' by Richard Charles Leslie BosworthSeptember 1935
RR/55/99Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'Diffraction of electrons by metal crystals and by mica' by J A Darbyshire and E R CooperApril 1935
RR/55/100Second referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'Diffraction of electrons by metal crystals and by mica' by J A Darbyshire and E R CooperJune 1935
RR/66/37Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'Cosmic-ray bursts at high altitude' by H J J Braddick[March 1939]
RR/61/66Referee's report by Geogre Paget Thomson, on a paper 'Physical properties of surfaces IV—Polishing, surface flow and the formation of the beilby layer' by Frank Philip Bowden and T P HughesMarch 1937
RR/67/151Referee's report by James Chadwick, on a paper 'Experiments with a velocity-spectrometer for slow neutrons' by G E F Fertel, D F Gibbs, Philip Burton Moon, George Paget Thomson and C E Wynn-WilliamsApril 1940
RR/65/243Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'Formation of negative ions at metal surfaces' by Robert Allan SmithMarch 1938
RR/68/31Letter from George Paget Thomson, to Sydney Chapman, regarding a paper 'The velocity of diffusion in a mixed gas; the second approximation' by Sydney Chapman and Thomas George Cowling14 March 1941
RR/68/67Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'Deuteron-induced fission in uranium and thorium' by D H T Gant and R S Krishnan[February 1941]
RR/68/273Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'An investigation of the scattering of high-energy particles from the cyclotron by the photographic method, I. The experimental method' by James Chadwick, A N May, Thomas Gerald Pickavance and Cecil Frank Powell[1943]
RR/72/93Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on two papers 'The angular distribution of Y-radiation from light nuclei. Parts I and II' by Samuel Devons and M G N Hine 1949
RR/54/89Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'The organization of the cell wall of the conifer tracheid' by Reginald Dawson PrestonFebruary 1934
NLB/71/184Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to C. F. Pond Esq., University Press, Cambridge3 February 1928
EC/1930/13Thomson, Sir George Paget: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/18/33Letter from Edward Neville da Costa Andrade to George Paget Thomson13 October 1955
IM/GA/WS/2315Thomson, Sir George Paget1946
RR/48/88Referee's report by Cecil Henry Desch, on a paper 'The catalytic properties and structure of metal films.—Part I. Sputtered platinum' by George Ingle Finch, C A Murison, N Stuart and George Paget Thomson[March 1933]
PB/8/18/6/3Blackett's correspondence with colleagues and friends re text or opinions of 'Military and political consequences of atomic energy'1948-1949
PB/1/33/3/7Companion of Honour1965
PB/1/33/2Correspondence concerning the Copley Medal of the Royal Society1956
RR/67/353Letter from J D Griffith Davies, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, on a paper 'On the salinity of the surface waters of the Irish Sea' by Joseph Proudman to members of the Sectional Committee for Physics27 December 1940
RR/53/131Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'The photoelectric absorption of Y-rays in heavy elements' by H R Hulme, J McDougall, R A Buckingham and Ralph Howard Fowler[November 1934]
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