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Thomson may refer to:


  • Thomson (surname), includes a list of people with this name and a description of its origin


  • thomson (unit), a unit for mass-to-charge ratio, symbol: Th; named in honor of J. J. Thomson
  • J. J. Thomson, British physicist and Nobel laureate credited with the discovery of electrons and isotopes, and the invention of the mass spectrometer.
  • William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824–1907), British physicist who proposed the absolute scale of temperature in thermodynamics.
  • Thomson effect, named after William Thomson, which is the heating or cooling of a current-carrying conductor when a temperature gradient is present
  • Joule–Thomson effect, named after James Prescott Joule and William Thomson, which explains the temperature change of a fluid when allowed to pass through a porous plug with the system kept thermally insulated
  • Thomson's gazelle, a species of gazelle
  • Thomson structures, the same as Widmanstätten figures
  • Thomson is a standard author abbreviation used to indicate Thomas Thomson when citing a botanical name





United States


  • The Thomson Corporation, a Canadian-based information services company
    • Thomson Reuters, a media company created by The Thomson Corporation's purchase of Reuters on 17 April 2008
  • Thomson-CSF, former name for the company Thales Group
  • Thomson Directories, local business search company and publisher of:
  • Thomsons Online Benefits, a UK-based provider of employee benefit programmes
  • Thomson SA, formerly known as Thomson Multimedia, a French electronics manufacturer and media services provider
    • Thomson MO5 and MO6, TO7, TO8 and TO9, microcomputers by Thomson SA in the 1980s
  • Various businesses of TUI AG:
    • Thomson Holidays, a UK-based travel company founded by the Thomson Corporation in 1965; now a subsidiary of TUI UK
    • Thomsonfly, a former UK airline, part of TUI AG, formerly Britannia Airways
    • Thomson Airways, a UK airline formed from the merger of Thomsonfly and First Choice Airways
  • L.H. Thomson, manufacturer of aircraft and bicycle parts

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