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Prof Brian's tribute to Nobel Scot By Montana Sheikh.

By Montana Sheikh TELLY physicist Professor Brian Cox paid tribute to a Scottish Nobel Prize winner yesterday.

Brian - who presents Wonders of the Universe and worked on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN near Geneva - unveiled a blue plaque in memory of George Paget Thomson at Marischal College, Aberdeen.

During his eight years at the University of Aberdeen in the 1920s, Thomson did extensive work on the behaviour of electrons.

Brian described it as "our theory of everything other than gravity".

He added: "It's hard to overstate the importance of the impact and the profound ramifications.

"This was the last piece of the start. It's the theory we use at CERN today."

Thomson went on to win the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1937 with the American scientist CJ Davisson, who made the same discovery with a different kind of experiment.

PLAQUE J Prof Brian Cox
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