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What connects the Nobel prize for physics in 1906 to..
« on: 01 April, 2018, 10:19:12 PM »
.. the same prize awarded in 1937?

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Re: What connects the Nobel prize for physics in 1906 to..
« Reply #1 on: 02 May, 2018, 02:51:50 PM »
Well, Google unerringly tells me that the Nobel Prize for Physics was won by a chap called JJ Thomson - and that the 1937 prize was shared to two guys called George Paget Thomson and Clinton Davisson.

So, with a swift turn of analytics for which I am not normally famed, I'd say that Thomson J.J. was related to Thomson G.P. in some way.

Was George Paget Thomson JJ Thomson's son?
« Last Edit: 02 May, 2018, 03:07:32 PM by P-Kasso2 »
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Re: What connects the Nobel prize for physics in 1906 to..
« Reply #2 on: 03 May, 2018, 09:00:50 PM »
indeedy doodly, and I seem to recall their positions on some matter of physics to do with their prizes also contradicted eachother (i.e. junior found something out that contradicted senior)

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Re: What connects the Nobel prize for physics in 1906 to..
« Reply #3 on: 06 May, 2018, 06:27:39 PM »
I knew it! I've been away for the past month (hospital etc) and I've come back with my razor-sharp analytical mind even razor-sharper than ever. Watch out IAers!
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