Jean Baptiste Perrin, 1870 - 1942

  title={Jean Baptiste Perrin, 1870 - 1942},
  author={John Sealy Edward Townsend},
  journal={Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={301 - 305}
Jean Perrin , who died in New York on the 17 April 1942, had been Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Paris for about thirty years and during that time he made valuable contributions to the knowledge of atomic physics. He was elected a member of the French Academy of Science in 1923 and was President of the Academy in 1938. In that year also he was President of the French Government Department of Scientific Research. His early experiments on cathode rays were made when the… 
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