What is Thomson?

  • (noun): English physicist who experimented with the conduction of electricity through gases and who discovered the electron and determined its charge and mass (1856-1940).
    Synonyms: Joseph John Thomson, Sir Joseph John Thomson
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on thomson:

Bindibu Expedition
... The Bindibu Expedition was a series of three field trips mounted by anthropologist Donald Thomson to meet with and learn from Pintupi Indigenous Australians between 1957 and 1965 ... Thomson travelled to the Great Sandy Desert and Gibson Desert – the Western Desert – one of the most inhospitable parts of the country, to meet with these people still living as they had done ... For many, Thomson was the first white man they had ever seen ...
Adam Thomson (Australian Rules Footballer) - Career
... A promising young midfielder, Thomson was taken by Port Adelaide with the 11th selection in the 2004 AFL National Draft ... In 2006, Thomson played the first three games of the season, but was dropped after the team's listless performance against Fremantle in round 3, although he did manage his first AFL ... experience into its young players, Port Adelaide finally selected Thomson in its team against then bottom-side Essendon in round 9 ...
James Thomson (Scottish International Footballer)
... Thomson was a Scottish footballer who played in the first ever international match, Scotland v England (1872), for Scotland ... Thomson won a total of three caps for Scotland ...
Arthur Deane Nesbitt - Early Life
... of the very successful stockbroker and co-founder of Nesbitt, Thomson and Company, Arthur James Nesbitt ... in 1954, he became head of the brokerage firm and took over the presidency of the Nesbitt Thomson holding company, Power Corporation of Canada ... Under his guidance, Nesbitt Thomson expanded across Canada, and into the United States and Europe ...
Thomson, Victoria
... Thomson is a small residential suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia ... Thomson is triangular in shape and is bounded in the west by Breakwater Road, Carr Street and St Albans Road, in the north by Lomond Terrace, Godfrey and Ensby Streets, and in the east by Ormond and Boundary Roads ... Thomson was named after the early settler and the first mayor of Geelong Dr ...

More definitions of "Thomson":

  • (noun): United States electrical engineer (born in England) who in 1892 formed a company with Thomas Edison (1853-1937).
    Synonyms: Elihu Thomson

Famous quotes containing the word thomson:

    But chief to heedless flies the window proves
    A constant death; where gloomily retired,
    The villain spider lives, cunning and fierce,
    Mixture abhorred! Amid a mangled heap
    Of carcases in eager watch he sits,
    O’erlooking all his waving snares around.
    —James Thomson (1700–1748)

    High from the summit of a craggy cliff,
    Hung o’er the deep, such as amazing frowns
    On utmost Kilda’s shore, whose lonely race
    Resign the setting sun to Indian worlds,
    The royal eagle draws his vigorous young
    —James Thomson (1700–1748)

    The mighty river flowing dark and deep,
    With ebb and flood from the remote sea-tides
    Vague-sounding through the City’s sleepless sleep,
    Is named the River of the Suicides;
    —James Thomson (1834–1882)