Charles Thomson Rees Wilson
Scottish born Nobel prize winner
Born - Friday, February 14, 1868
Died - Sunday, November 15, 1959
Nobel prize Lecture in physics
Monday, December 12, 1927
The CTR Wilson Institute for Atmospheric Electricity was founded in 2013 in commemoration of the Nobel prize winner Charles Thomson Rees Wilson who made fundamental contributions to Atmospheric Electricity. CTR Wilson is mainly known for his invention of the cloud chamber to detect ionising radiation, but he also clarified the charge distribution inside thunder-clouds, predicted lightning-type discharge processes above thunderclouds, and the emission of ionising radiation associated with lightning discharge processes.
The activities of the CTR Wilson Institute for Atmospheric Electricity are supported by the Royal Meteorological Society, The Institute of Physics, the International Union of Radio Science and numerous industrial and higher eduction partner institutions. The broad sponsorship base reflects the largely interdisciplinary character of Atmospheric Electricity and its contributions to society in a large number of different areas.