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But writing this summer for Thomson Reuters he maintained that at least for the families “there are no good choices.”
Thomson is one of those gifted writers who make any subject that they choose to pick up lively and instructive.The Literature of Futbol: 11 Great Books About Soccer|Robert Birnbaum|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“A man like Costner would be killed by humor,” Thomson once wrote.
According to Thomson Reuters, 150 of the 500 companies in the SP 500 make 95 to 100 percent of their revenue inside U.S. borders.
"None of these allegations are true," said Thomson in the statement agreed with the paper.Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene: Marriage Was Not a Sham|Tom Sykes|January 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In about twenty previous years, many great ones had departed—notably Pope, Thomson, Fielding.
"That's the sort of people we are," she laughed, turning to Thomson.
The attempted justification of its older meaning by Professor Thomson has led to severe and conclusive Mendelian criticism.Parenthood and Race Culture|Caleb Williams Saleeby
"I felt bound to bring the matter before you, sir," Thomson replied.
Thomson's "Absolute Electrometer" was designed specially for accurate determinations of this kind.Lord Kelvin|Andrew Gray
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Nowadays we take for granted the existence of electrons, but this was not true just over 100 years ago, when the atom was thought to be a single unit that had no parts. The breakthroughs came in the late 1890s, when the British physicist J. J. Thomson was studying what we now call cathode-ray tubes. As an electric current passed from the cathode at one end of the tube to the anode at the other, raylike emanations were seen to proceed from the cathode to the anode. Thomson examined the nature of the rays' charge by bringing a positively charged and a negatively charged plate near the path of the rays, and observed that the rays were deflected toward the positive plate, suggesting they had negative charge. A series of experiments in which various objects were placed in the path of the rays showed that they also had momentum (they would cause a small paddle wheel to turn, for example). If they had momentum, that meant (in the physics of the time) that they had mass, suggesting that the rays were composed of tiny particles. Other experimental results, some by other scientists, suggested that the ratio of the charge to the mass of these particles had to be less than one-thousandth the ratio for charged hydrogen atoms. By examining both the energy of the rays and the amount by which an electric charge deflected them, Thomson was able to calculate that these particles had one two-thousandth the mass of a hydrogen atom. The particles, first named corpuscles, were later called electrons. (The term electron was not completely new; it had been invented in 1891 for the rays themselves.) Thomson was thus the first to discover that particles smaller than atoms existed, and for his pioneering work he was awarded the 1906 Nobel Prize for physics.