| Who Was Thompson???
Joseph John Thomson aka JJ thomson was born in 1856 at Cheetham Hill in Manchester, England. In 1870 he studied engineering at the University of Manchester and moved on to Trinity College, Cambridge in 1876. In 1880 he obtained his BA in mathematics and MA in 1883. In 1884 he became Cavendish Professor of Physics. One of his students was Ernest Rutherford who would later succeed him in the post.
What What Did He Think???
He thought that an Atom was like a plum pudding with electrons scatted in the atom making it look like a plum pudding.
Why Did He Think This?