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The Life of Sir J. J. Thomson


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Preface; 1. Early years. Life previous to appointment as Cavendish Professor; 2. Early days of the Cavendish Professorship; 3. Great days at the Cavendish Laboratory. X-rays and gaseous ions; 4. Great days at the Cavendish Laboratory (continued). Cathode rays and corpuscles; 5. Cloudy condensation and the charge carried by electrons; 6. More about ions and electrons; 7. In the early days of the twentieth century; 8. Nobel prizeman. British Association at Winnipeg; 9. Positive rays; 10. In war time; 11. President of the Royal Society; 12. Appointment as Master of Trinity; 13. The earlier post-war years; 14. Views on education; 15. Mastership of Trinity (continued); 16. The closing years; Appendix I. List of distinctions; Appendix II. Supplement to bibliography; Index.

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Originally published in 1942, this book provides a well-researched biography of the British physicist Sir Joseph John Thomson.

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