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On This Day – December 18 : British physicist Sir Joseph John Thomson was born on this day in 1856

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He was named Cavendish Professor at just 28 years of age, and won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1906 for discovering the electron, and his work on electrical conductivity in gases.

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What happened today in chemistry? Explore 366 days of chemistry history at On This Day in Chemistry, an RSC Learn Chemistry site. rsc.li/chemistry-calendar