Thomson, Joseph John (1856–1940)
Thomson and Francis Aston produced evidence of isotopes of neon. He transformed the Cavendish Laboratory into a major center for atomic research, attracting scientists of the caliber of Ernest Rutherford, who used Thomson's "currant-bun" model of the atom as a starting point for his own experimental investigations into the structure of the atom.
Thomson served as president (1915–20) of the Royal Society.
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