Sir Joseph John Thomson, the Great English Physicist

P. Phillips
1911 Scientific American  
13. A., Professor of Physics at the Royal Veterinary College, London T HE Cavendish Professorship at the University of Cambridge, England, of which Sir J. J. Thomson ii'; the present holder, is a post of honor to which his predecessors have lent no ordinary luster. The fi rst holder of the office was James Clerk Maxwell, the profound original genius who laid the foundations for the modern electro-magnetic theory associated with his name. The second Cavendish Professor was Lord Rayleigh, whose
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doi:10.1038/scientificamerican12231911-571 fatcat:i2g54vbkonaz3j7hw53phgsdvu