J.J. Thompson

The Plum Pudding Model

Basic info

  • He was born in Manchester, UK on December 18, 1856.
  • Died on August 30, 1940 at age 83 in Cambridge, UK
  • Nationality is British
  • He went to the University of Cambridge
  • He got a Noble Prize for Physics (1906)
  • J.J. Thompson discovered the electron in 1897.

The Plum Pudding Model

  • Discovered the electron in 1897
  • Electrons are a negatively charged particles.
  • Electrons must be balanced by a sort of positive charge.
  • It is also referred too as the "Chocolate Chip Model"