Wilson, C(harles) T(homson) R(ees)

Wilson, C(harles) T(homson) R(ees)
born Feb. 14, 1869, Glencorse, Midlothian, Scot.
died Nov. 15, 1959, Carlops, Peeblesshire

Scottish physicist.

His invention of the Wilson cloud chamber, a device that became widely used in the study of radioactivity, X rays, cosmic rays, and other particle phenomena, also led to the later development of the bubble chamber. He shared the 1927 Nobel Prize for Physics with Arthur Compton.

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