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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 Royal Society of Edinburgh Conference
CTR Wilson, a Great Scottish Physicist:

His Life, Work and Legacy 

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. 

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