George Paget Thomson receives the Nobel Prize in Physics with Clinton Davisson, "for their experimental discovery of the diffraction of electrons by crystals." The process of electron diffraction has been widely used in the investigation of the surfaces of solids.
George Paget Thomson dies in Cambridge at the age of 83.
George Paget Thomson visits Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. as a "non-resident" lecturer.
George Paget Thomson becomes Master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. In 1962 he retires.
George Paget Thomson becomes professor of Natural Philosophy (as physics is called in Scotland) in the University of Aberdeen. He holds this position for eight years. There, he leads experiments on the behaviour of electrons going through very thin films of metals, which show that electrons behave as waves in some experimental settings. In 1929, he is elected Fellow of the Royal Society.
George Paget Thomson joins the Queen's Regiment of Infantry as a Subaltern and serves for a short time in France.
George Paget Thomson returns to work on the stability of aeroplanes and other aerodynamical problems at Farnborough. He continues to work on this kind of problems in many locations during the course of the war. He resigns as a Captain in 1920.
Thomson is Professor at the Imperial College. Since the ‘30s he focuses on nuclear physics and its practical military applications. He’s the chairman of MAUD Committee in ‘40–‘41 which affirms that an atomic bomb is feasible. He delivers this report to the American scientists V. Bush and J. Conant. After World War II, he continues his work on nuclear energy but also writes about aerodynamics and the value of science in society.
George Paget Thomson attends the Perse School of Cambridge.
George Paget Thomson spends three years as Fellow and Lecturer at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and continues his research on physics.
George Paget Thomson is born in Cambridge, England as the only son of the late Sir J J. Thomson (then Professor of Physics at Cambridge University), a Nobel Prize winner for the discovery of the electron, and Rose Elisabeth Paget, daughter of the late Sir George Paget, Regius Professor of Medicine at Cambridge.
George Paget Thomson spends eight months in the United States attached to the British War Mission.
George Paget Thomson studies at Trinity College mathematics followed by physics, and does a year's research under his father when the 1914-1918 World War breaks out.
George Paget Thomson goes to the USA to stay close to his wife Kathleen, at that time gravely ill. The wife and their four children were sent to the USA for safety during the threat of invasion in the summer of 1940.
George Paget Thomson becomes British Scientific Liaison officer in Ottawa and for part of this time he is in close touch with the atomic bomb efforts of the USA. He returns to England in the summer of 1942.