b.v.


b.v.

  1. book value.

  1. Blessed Virgin.

  1. farewell.

noun

  1. Elihu,1853–1937, U.S. inventor, born in England.
  2. Sir George Paget,1892–1975, English physicist (son of Sir Joseph John): Nobel prize 1937.
  3. James,1700–48, English poet, born in Scotland.
  4. JamesB.V., 1834–82, English poet.
  5. John Arthur,1861–1933, Scottish scientist and author.
  6. Sir Joseph John,1856–1940, English physicist: Nobel prize 1906.
  7. Virgil,1896–1989, U.S. composer and music critic.
  8. Sir William. Kelvin, 1st Baron.

noun

  1. Sir George Paget, son of Joseph John Thomson. 1892–1975, British physicist, who discovered (1927) the diffraction of electrons by crystals: shared the Nobel prize for physics 1937
  2. James. 1700–48, Scottish poet. He anticipated the romantics’ feeling for nature in The Seasons (1726–30)
  3. James, pen name B.V. 1834–82, British poet, born in Scotland, noted esp for The City of Dreadful Night (1874), reflecting man’s isolation and despair
  4. Sir Joseph John. 1856–1940, British physicist. He discovered the electron (1897) and his work on the nature of positive rays led to the discovery of isotopes: Nobel prize for physics 1906
  5. Roy, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet. 1894–1976, British newspaper proprietor, born in Canada
  6. Virgil. 1896–1989, US composer, music critic, and conductor, whose works include two operas, Four Saints in Three Acts (1928) and The Mother of Us All (1947), piano sonatas, a cello concerto, songs, and film music
  7. Sir William. See (1st Baron) Kelvin

  1. British physicist who discovered the electron in 1897. While experimenting with cathode rays, he deduced that the particles he observed were smaller than an atom. Thomson also made noteworthy studies of the conduction of electricity through gases. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics in 1906.

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