Jean Baptiste Perrin

Jean Baptiste Perrin ForMemRS[1] (30 September 1870 – 17 Aprile 1942) wis a French pheesicist who, in his studies o the Brownian motion o minute pairticles suspendit in liquids, verified Albert Einstein’s explanation o this phenomenon an tharebi confirmed the atomic naitur o matter. For this achievement he wis honoured wi the Nobel Prize for Pheesics in 1926.[2]

Jean Baptiste Perrin
Perrin in 1926
Born30 September 1870(1870-09-30)
Lille, Fraunce
Dee'd17 Apryle 1942(1942-04-17) (aged 71)
New York City, USA
Alma materÉcole Normale Supérieure
Kent forNaitur o cathode rays
Brownian motion
AwairdsMatteucci Medal (1911)
Nobel Prize in Pheesics (1926)
Scientific career
InstitutionsÉcole Normale Supérieure
Varsity o Paris


  1. Townsend, J. S. (1943). "Jean Baptiste Perrin. 1870-1942". Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society. 4 (12): 301–326. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1943.0004.
  2. Kyle, R. A. (1979). "Jean Baptiste Perrin". JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. 242 (8): 744. doi:10.1001/jama.242.8.744. PMID 379381.