Joseph John Thomson

Joseph John Thomson

English physicist who discovered the electron, Nobel Prize winner
The whole mass of any body is just the mass of ether surrounding the body which is carried along by the Faraday tubes associated with the atoms of the body. In fact, all mass is mass of the ether; all momentum, momentum of the ether; and all kinetic energy, kinetic energy of the ether, This view, it should be said, requires the density of the ether to be immensely greater than that of any known substance.More Joseph John Thomson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If, in the very intense electric field in the neighbourhood of the cathode, the molecules of the gas are dissociated and are split up, not into the ordinary chemical atoms, but into these primordial atoms, which we shall for brevity call corpuscles; and if these corpuscles are charged with electricity and projected from the cathode by the electric field, they would behave exactly like the cathode rays.More Joseph John Thomson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The discovery of electrical waves... has had a profound influence on civilization; it has been instrumental in providing the methods which may bring all inhabitants of the world within hearing distance of each other and has potentialities social, educational and political which we are only beginning to realize.More Joseph John Thomson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A scientific theory is a tool and not a creed.More Joseph John Thomson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As we conquer peak after peak we see in front of us regions full of interest and beauty, but we do not see our goal, we do not see the horizon; in the distance tower still higher peaks, which will yield to those who ascend them still wider prospects, and deepen the feeling, the truth of which is emphasized by every advance in science, that 'Great are the Works of the Lord'.More Joseph John Thomson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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George Gordon Byron This is to be mortal, And seek the things beyond mortality. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Albert Camus Somebody has to have the last word. If not, every argument could be opposed by another and we'd never be done with it. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Michael Landon I've got nine kids, nine dogs, three grandkids - and one in the oven. And three parrots! [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Helen Keller The things you do today that you don't have to do will determine who, what, and where you will be when it is too late to do anything about the things you should have done. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Henry David Thoreau Treat your friends for what you know them to be. Regard no surfaces. Consider not what they did, but what they intended. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More