Charles Thomson Rees Wilson

Charles Thomson Rees Wilson
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Wilson in 1927
Charles Thomson Rees Wilson

(1869-02-14)14 February 1869
Glencorse, Scotland
Died15 November 1959(1959-11-15) (aged 90)
Carlops, Scotland
Alma materOwens College
Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
Known forCloud chamber
Scientific career
InstitutionsSidney Sussex College, Cambridge
Academic advisorsJ. J. Thomson
Doctoral studentsCecil Frank Powell

Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, CH, FRS[1] (14 February 1869 – 15 November 1959) was a Scottish physicist and meteorologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his invention of the cloud chamber.[2][3]

Education and early life

Wilson was born in the parish of Glencorse, Midlothian to Annie Clark Harper and John Wilson, a sheep farmer. After his father died in 1873, he moved with his family to Manchester. With financial support from his step-brother he studied biology at Owens College, now the University of Manchester, with the intent of becoming a doctor. In 1887, he graduated from the College with a BSc. He won a scholarship to attend Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge where he became interested in physics and chemistry. In 1892 he received 1st class honours in both parts of the Natural Science Tripos.[4][5][6]

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