SWEDEN - NOVEMBER 11:  Medal for the Nobel Prize for Physics, awarded to British physicist Joseph John Thomson (1856-1940) in 1906. The design shows a relief profile of Alfred Nobel, designed and signed by Erik Lindberg in 1902. The prize was awarded by the Nobel Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, �in recognition of the great merits of his theoretical and experimental investigations on the conduction of electricity by gases�.  (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)