Physicist Events in History



2005 Death - Gordon Gould, American Physicist

2003 Death - Ilya Prigogine, Belgian Physicist

2000 Death - Robert Rathburn Wilson, nuclear physicist, a leader of the Manhattan Project, dies at 82

1999 Death - Arthur Schawlow, physicist, co-inventer of the laser, dies at 77

1998 Death - Frederick Reines, American Physicist

1997 Death - David Norman Schramm, physicist, dies at 52

1997 Death - Louis Cohen, physicist, dies at 71

1996 Death - Peter Fowler, physicist, dies at 73

1996 Death - Patrick Johnson, physicist, dies at 92

1996 Death - Nevill Francis Mott, physicist, dies at 90

1996 Death - Kenneth Tompkins Bainbridge, physicist, dies at 91

1996 Death - Clyde Wiegand, physicist, dies at 81

1996 Death - Alexander Langsdorf, physicist, dies at 83

1996 Death - Bela Szigeti, theoretical physicist, dies at 83

1996 Death - Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist, dies at 88

1995 Death - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, physicist (Nobel-1983), dies at 84

1995 Death - Hannes Alfven, physicist (Nobel prize), dies at 86

1995 Death - William A Fowler, U.S. nuclear/astro physicist (Nobel 1983), dies at 83

1995 Death - Eugene Wigner, physicist (Nobel prize for physics-1963), dies at 92

1994 Death - Guiseppe Martelli, physicist, dies at 71

1994 Death - Roger Wolcott Sperry, physicist, dies at 89

1994 Death - Gerardus J Sizoo, physicist/director of Dutch Free University, dies

1993 Death - Professor Wolfgang Paul, German physicist (Nobel 1989), dies at 80

1992 Death - Arpad E Elo, Hungarian physicist (chess classification system), dies

1992 Death - Robert Morris Page, U.S. physicist (radar), dies at 88

1990 Death - John Stewart Bell, Irish Physicist

1989 Death - Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist/dissident (Nobel 1975), dies at 68

1989 Death - William Shockley, American Physicist

1989 Event - U.K. physicist Stephen Hawking calls Star Wars a "deliberate fraud"

1988 Death - Luis W. Alvarez, physicist (Nobel-1968), dies at 77

1988 Death - Richard P Feynman, physicist (Nobel 1965, Physical Law), dies at 69

1988 Death - Isidor Isaac Rabi, nuclear physicist (Nobel Prize-1944), dies at 89

1987 Death - Walter H Brattain, U.S. physicist (transistors, Nobel 1956), dies at 85

1987 Death - Louis Broglie, French physicist (Nobel 1929), dies at 94

1986 Death - Robert S Mulliken, U.S. physicist (Nobel 1966), dies at 90

1984 Death - Paul Dirac, British Physicist

1981 Death - Hediki Joekawa, Japans physicist (Nobel 1949) at 74

1980 Death - Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, dies at 74

1976 Death - Werner C Heisenberg, physicist (Nobel 1932, field theory), dies at 74

1976 Death - Werner Heisenberg, German Physicist

1975 Death - John R Dunning, U.S. physicist, dies at 67

1974 Death - Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner Effect), dies at 91

1974 Death - James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935), dies at 82

1974 Death - Patrick MS Blackett, British physicist (Nobel 1948), dies at 76

1973 Death - Robert A Watson-Watt, England, physicist (radar), dies at 81

1973 Death - Hans D Jensen, German physicist (Nobel prize 1963), dies at 65

1973 Death - Ira S. Bowen, U.S. physicist and astronomer (Mount Wilson/Palomar), dies at 74

1970 Event - Russian nuclear physicist Sacharov forms Human Rights Comittee

1970 Death - Max Born, German/British physicist (Nobel 1954), dies at 87

1969 Death - Otto Stern, German/U.S. physicist (Nobel 1943), dies at 81

1968 Death - Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1944), dies at 89

1968 Death - Lev D Landau, Russian physicist (Nobel 1962), dies at 59

1967 Death - Robert J Van De Graaff, U.S. nuclear physicist, dies at 65

1966 Death - Frederik "Frits" Zernike, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1953), dies at 77

1965 Death - Edward V Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), dies at 72

1964 Death - Victor Francis Hess, American Physicist

1963 Birthday - Brian Greene, American Physicist

1962 Death - Niels Bohr, Danish physicist (atom, Nobel 1922), dies at 77

1961 Birthday - Eric Allin Cornell, American Physicist

1960 Death - Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal), dies

1960 Death - Wander J de Haas, Dut physicist (Einstein-De Haas effect), dies at 82

1960 Death - Cornelis Jan Bakkerr, Dutch/US nuclear physicist, dies

1960 Death - Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist, dies at 57

1959 Death - Owen W. Richardson, English physicist (Nobel 1928), dies at 69

1958 Death - Frederic Joliot-Curie, French nuclear physicist (Nobel 1936), dies

1957 Birthday - Christer Fuglesang, born in Stockholm Sweden, physicist/astronaut, Mir backup

1957 Death - Walther Bothe, German Physicist

1956 Death - Willem H Keesom, Dutch physicist (Helium I/II), dies at 79

1955 Death - Carl Ramsauer, research physicist, professor of physics, discovered Ramsauer-Townsend effect, dies in Berlin, Germany

1955 Death - Albert Einstein, German U.S. physicist, dies

1954 Death - Enrico Fermi, Italian/US nuclear physicist, dies

1954 Death - Enrico Fermi, Italian/U.S. physicist (Nobel 1938), dies at 53

1953 Death - Robert A Millikan, U.S. physicist (Nobel 1923), dies at 85

1952 Death - Henry A "Hans" Kramers, Dutch theoretical physicist, dies at 58

1952 Death - Hans [Hendrik A] Kramers, physicist (quantum mechanics), dies at 57

1951 Death - Philipp A Kohnstamm, Dutch philosopher/physicist, dies at 76

1951 Death - John Douglas Cockcroft, physicist, dies

1951 Birthday - Sally Ride, born in Encino, California, physicist, astronaut, first American woman crewmember in space on the Challenger, founded NASA's Office of Exploration

1951 Death - Vilhelm F K Bjerknes, Norwegian/U.S. physicist/meteorology, dies at 89

1950 Birthday - Robert B. Laughlin, American Physicist

1950 Birthday - Johannes Bednorz, German superconductivity physicist, Nobel 1987

1950 Event - Nuclear physicist Klaus Fuchs arrested on spy charges

1949 Death - Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (actinium), dies

1947 Death - Max KEL Planck, German physicist (constantly of P, Nobel 1918), dies

1947 Birthday - Gerd Binnig, born in Frankfurt, physicist, tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986

1947 Death - Friedrich Paschen, German physicist, dies at 82

1946 Death - James Jeans, English physicist/mathematician/astronomer, dies at 69

1945 Birthday - David Norman Schramm, physicist

1945 Death - Hans Fischer, German physicist (Nobel 1930), dies at 63

1943 Death - Nikola Tesla, Yugoslavian physicist (tesla motor), dies at 86

1942 Birthday - Paul Horowitz, New York City, physicist, META project, Sloan Award 1971-3

1942 Birthday - Stephen Hawking, English physicist, Black Holes and Baby Universes

1941 Birthday - Paul C. W. Chu, China, physicist, superconductivity

1941 Birthday - Ulf D Merbold, German physicist/astronaut, STS-9, 42, Soyuz TM-19

1941 Birthday - Malcolm Longair, born in Dundee Scotland, astronomer, physicist, chairman of the Gemini Board, President, Royal Astronomical Society

1940 Birthday - A Marshall Stoneham, FRS, physicist

1940 Birthday - Brian Josephson, British physicist, Nobel 1973

1937 Death - Ernest Rutherford baron of Nelson, English physicist (Nobel 1908), dies

1936 Event - Stockholm: physicist PBJ Debije receives Nobel prize for chemistry

1934 Death - Carl P G von Linde, German physicist (Linde-procede), dies at 92

1933 Death - Paul Ehrenfest, Austria/Netherlands physicist, dies at 53

1933 Birthday - Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist, tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986

1932 Event - German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa

1931 Birthday - James Watson Cronin, nuclear physicist

1931 Birthday - James Cronin, American Physicist

1931 Birthday - Roger Penrose, English Physicist

1931 Birthday - John Schrieffer, U.S. physicist, Nobel 1972

1931 Death - A[lbert] A[braham] Michelson, U.S. physicist (1907 Nobel), dies at 78

1930 Birthday - John Polkinghorne, British Physicist

1930 Birthday - Jerome Isaac Friedman, American Physicist

1930 Birthday - Leon Cooper, U.S. physicist, Nobel 1972

1929 Birthday - Murray Gell-Mann, physicist who predicted quarks

1929 Birthday - Rudolf Mossbauer, Germany, physicist, Nobel 1961

1928 Death - Wilhelm Wien, Germany physicist (laws of motion, Nobel 1911), dies at 64

1928 Birthday - John S. Bell, Irish Physicist

1928 Death - Hendrik A Lorentz, physicist (L transformation-Nobel 1902), dies at 74

1928 Birthday - Sam Edwards, physicist

1927 Birthday - Martin Lewis Perl, American Physicist

1927 Birthday - Manfred Eigen, German physicist/chemist, Nobel 1967

1927 Birthday - Betsy Ancker-Johnson, physicist and auto company executive

1927 Birthday - Karl Muller, born in Switzerland, superconductivity physicist, Nobel 1987

1926 Birthday - Donald A Glaser, physicist, Nobel-1960

1926 Death - Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1913), dies at 72

1926 Birthday - Abdus Salam, theoretical physicist

1925 Birthday - Simon van der Meer, Dutch Physicist

1925 Birthday - Louis Cohen, physicist

1925 Birthday - William Edgar Mitchell, physicist

1925 Death - Carl G Neumann, German mathematician/physicist, dies at 92

1925 Birthday - Leo Esaki, Esaki Reona, Japan, physicist, Tunnel effect-Nobel 1973

1924 Death - Georg H Quincke, German physicist (Test of Quincke), dies at 89

1923 Birthday - Freeman Dyson, American Physicist

1923 Birthday - Guiseppe Martelli, physicist

1923 Birthday - Walter Kohn, Austrian Physicist

1923 Death - Johannes S van der Waals, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1910), dies at 85

1923 Death - Wilhelm Konrad von Rontgen, physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 77

1923 Birthday - Peter Fowler, physicist

1922 Birthday - Chen Ning Yang, China, U.S. physicist/disproved parity, Nobel 1957

1922 Death - Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish/US physicist (telephone), dies

1922 Death - Heinrich Rubens, German physicist, dies at 57

1922 Birthday - Aage Neals Bohr, born in Denmark, physicist/study atomic nucleus, Nobel 1975

1922 Birthday - Nikolaj G. Bassov, born in Russia, atomic physicist, laser, Nobel 1964

1921 Birthday - Rosalyn Yalow, medical physicist

1921 Death - Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist, dies at 75

1921 Birthday - Rosalyn Yalow, famed award winning medical physicist

1921 Birthday - Jack Steinberger, American Physicist

1921 Birthday - Andrei Sakharov, Moscow, physicist, human rights worker, Nobel '75

1920 Death - J Norman Lockyer, English physicist (discovered helium in Sun), dies

1920 Birthday - Gordon Gould, American Physicist

1920 Birthday - Owen Chamberlain, physicist/co-discoverer, antiproton, Nobel-1959

1919 Death - John W. S. Raleigh, British physicist (Nobel 1904), dies at 76

1919 Death - Lord John WS Raleigh, British physicist (Nobel 1904), dies

1919 Death - Roland baron Eotvos, Hungarian physicist, dies at 70

1919 Death - William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe), dies at 86

1918 Birthday - Leonard Mullens, rubber physicist

1918 Birthday - Richard P. Feynman, physicist, Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965

1918 Birthday - Richard P. Feynman, American Physicist

1918 Birthday - Frederick Reines, American Physicist

1918 Birthday - Julian S Schwinger, U.S. physicist

1917 Birthday - Jacob Kistemaker, nuclear physicist, ultra centrifuge

1917 Birthday - William Fairbank, Minneapolis, physicist, superconductivity

1917 Birthday - Ilya Prigogine, Belgian Physicist

1916 Birthday - Maurice Wilkins, England, physicist, worked with DNA, Nobel 1962

1916 Death - Ernst Mach, Austrian physicist/philosopher/psychologist, dies at 78

1915 Birthday - Charles Hard Townes, born in Greenville, South Carolina, physicist, developed lasers

1915 Birthday - Clyde Wiegand, physicist

1915 Birthday - Robert Hofstadter, U.S. atomic physicist

1914 Birthday - James Van Allen, U.S. physicist, discovered Van Allen radiation belts

1914 Death - Joseph Wilson Swan, physicist/chemist, dies

1914 Birthday - Alan Hodgkin, British physicist, Nobel 1963

1913 Birthday - Willis Lamb, born in Los Angeles, physicist, Nobel Prize winner, discovery of how electrons behave in the hydrogen atom

1912 Birthday - Edward M Purcell, U.S. physicist, Nobel 1952

1912 Birthday - Bela Szigeti, theoretical physicist

1912 Birthday - Carl F von Weiszacker, German physicist/philosopher

1912 Birthday - Alexander Langsdorf, physicist

1911 Birthday - Klaus EJ Fuchs, German/British atomic physicist/spy

1911 Birthday - John Archibald Wheeler, born in Florida, American theoretical physicist, coined terms black hole, wormhole

1911 Death - George J Stoney, Irish physicist, dies at 85

1911 Birthday - Klaus E J Fuchs, German/British/German nuclear physicist/spy

1911 Death - Jacob M van Bemmelen, Dutch physicist/chemist, dies at 80

1911 Birthday - Charles Frank, physicist

1911 Death - Jacobus H van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist/physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 58

1911 Birthday - Polykarp Kusch, U.S., nuclear physicist: Nobel 1955

1910 Birthday - William B Shockley, London, U.S. physicist, Nobel 1956, racist

1910 Birthday - William Shockley, American Physicist

1910 Death - Wilhelm F Kohlrausch, Germ physicist (Additiviteitsregel), dies at 69

1909 Birthday - William G Penney, British physicist, 1st British Atom Bomb

1909 Birthday - Lev D Landau, Russian physicist, Nobel 1962

1908 Birthday - Hannes OG Alfven, Swedish physicist, Nobel 1970

1908 Birthday - John Bardeen, U.S., physicist, transistor, Nobel 1956, 1972

1907 Death - Kelvin of Largs, William Thomson, Br physicist (Kelvin), dies at 83

1907 Birthday - Edwin M McMillan, U.S., physicist/discoverer plutonium, Nobel prize

1907 Death - John Kerr, physicist (magneto-optic Kerr-effect), dies at 82

1907 Birthday - J Hans D Jensen, Germany, physicist, atomic nucleus-Nobel 1963

1907 Birthday - Rudolf Peieris, physicist

1907 Birthday - Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist

1907 Birthday - Hediki Yukawa, Japan, physicist, Nobel 1949

1906 Birthday - Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist

1906 Birthday - Hans Bethe, physicist, Nobel 1967, peace worker

1906 Birthday - Maria Goeppert Mayer, U.S. atomic physicist, Nobel 1963

1906 Death - Pierre Curie, French physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903), dies

1905 Birthday - Felix Bloch, Swiss/U.S. nuclear physicist, Nobel 1952

1905 Birthday - Nevill Francis Mott, physicist

1905 Birthday - Carl David Anderson, New York City, physicist, 1936 Nobel Prize for physics

1905 Birthday - Emilio Segre, born in Tivoli, Italy, physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics, discovered antiprotons, a sub-atomic antiparticle and an element used for Fat Man atomic bomb used on Nagasaki

1905 Death - Ernst Abbe, German physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company), dies at 64

1904 Birthday - Gerhard Herzberg, Can, physicist, molecular structure-Nobel 1971

1904 Birthday - Louis-Eugene-Felix Neel, Lyon France, physicist, Nobel 1970

1904 Birthday - Roger Wolcott Sperry, physicist

1904 Birthday - Louis Neel, French physicist, Nobel 1970

1904 Birthday - Kenneth Tompkins Bainbridge, physicist

1904 Birthday - Patrick Johnson, physicist

1904 Birthday - Cornelis Jan Bakker, Dutch and U.S. nuclear physicist

1903 Birthday - Cecil Frank Powell, England, physicist, discovered pion, Nobel 1950

1903 Death - George G Stokes, British physicist/president Royal Society, dies at 83

1903 Birthday - Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist, 1st Rus nuclear bomb

1902 Birthday - Eugene Paul Wigner, mathematician/physicist, A Bomb, Nobel 1963

1902 Birthday - Eugene Wigner, American Physicist

1902 Birthday - Paul A M Dirac, England, physicist, quantum mechanics, Nobel 1933

1902 Birthday - Paul Dirac, British Physicist

1902 Birthday - Walter H Brattain, Amoy China, U.S. physicist, Nobel 1956-transistor

1901 Birthday - Robert Van de Graaff, Alabama, physicist, Mobility of Gaseous Ions

1901 Birthday - Werner Heisenberg, German physicist/discovered uncertainty, Nobel 32

1901 Birthday - Enrico Fermi, born in Rome, U.S. physicist, gone fission/fermium, Nobel-1938

1901 Death - Francois M Raoult, French physicist/chemist (Law of Raoult), dies at 70

1901 Birthday - Wilhelm Conrad von Rontgen, physicist, Nobel

1901 Death - Franz Melde, German physicist (Melde Test), dies at 69

1900 Birthday - Dennis Gabor, Physicist

1900 Birthday - Wolfgang Pauli, Swiss/U.S. physicist, Pauli inhibition, Nobel 1945

1900 Birthday - [Jean] Frederic Joliot-Curie, French physicist, Nobel 1935

1898 Birthday - Ira S. Bowen, U.S. physicist and astronomer, Mount Wilson/Palomar

1898 Birthday - Leopold Infeld, Polish nuclear physicist, Whom the God's Love

1898 Birthday - Isidor Isaac Rabi, Poland, physicist, explored atom, Nobel 1944

1898 Birthday - William Thomas Astbury, English physicist/chemist, textiles

1898 Birthday - Leo Szilard, Hungary, physicist/A-bomb worker/peace activist

1897 Birthday - Patrick M S Blackett, British physicist, nuclear reaction, Nobel 1948

1897 Birthday - Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist, neutron, Nobel 1935

1897 Birthday - John Douglas Cockroft, English physicist, Radar, Nobel 1951

1897 Death - Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (Ferrari), dies at 49

1896 Death - Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau, physicist, dies

1896 Birthday - Robert Mulliken, U.S., chemist/physicist, Nobel 1966

1896 Event - German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen's discovers x-rays

1895 Death - Franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/physicist, dies at 96

1894 Birthday - Hans [Henry] Kramers, Dutch theoretical physicist, quantum mechanics

1894 Death - Hermann von Helmholtz, German Physicist

1894 Death - August A Kundt, German physicist, (test of Kundt), dies at 54

1893 Birthday - Harold C Urey, Indiana, physicist, Deuterium, Nobel 1934

1893 Birthday - Harold C. Urey, Physicist

1892 Birthday - Arthur H Compton, U.S. physicist, X-rays

1892 Birthday - Edward V Appleton, English physicist, Appleton-layer

1892 Birthday - Louis-Victor prince of Broglie, France, physicist, Nobel 1929

1892 Birthday - Louis Victor de Broglie, physicist, studied electrons

1892 Birthday - Robert A. Watson-Watt, England, physicist, radar

1891 Birthday - James Chadwick, English physicist, discovered neutron

1891 Birthday - Walter Bothe, Germany, subatomic particle physicist, Nobel 1954

1891 Birthday - Walther Bothe, German Physicist

1889 Birthday - Balthasar van der Pol, physicist, Comparison of Van der Pol

1888 Birthday - Chandrasekhara Raman, India, physicist, Nobel 1930

1888 Death - Rudolph J E Clausius, German physicist (thermodynamics), dies

1888 Birthday - Otto Stern, German/U.S. physicist, Stern-Gerlach-experiment, Nobel 1943

1887 Death - Gustav T Fechner, German psychologist/physicist, dies at 86

1887 Death - Gustav R Kirchhoff, German physicist (spectroscopy), dies at 63

1887 Birthday - Karl Taylor Compton, physicist/atomic bomb scientist

1887 Birthday - Erwin Schrodinger, Austria, physicist, had a cat

1887 Birthday - Gustav Hertz, German quantum physicist, Nobel 1925

1886 Birthday - Karl MG Siegbahn, Swedish physicist, rontgen spectroscope, Nobel 1924

1885 Death - Thomas Andrews, Irish physicist/chemist (ozone), dies at 71

1885 Birthday - Niels Bohr, Denmark, physicist, expanded quantum physics, Nobel 1922

1883 Death - Wilhelm Siemens, German/British physicist (steam engine), dies

1883 Death - Joseph AF Plateau, Belgian physicist (Blue Moon), dies

1883 Birthday - Victor Francis Hess, American Physicist

1882 Birthday - Walther Meissner, German physicist, Meissner effect

1882 Birthday - Max Born, Germany, physicist, quantum mechanics, Nobel 1954

1881 Birthday - Hans Fischer, German physicist, Nobel 1930

1881 Birthday - Friedrich J H Dessauer, German physicist, radiologist

1880 Birthday - Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist, crystal

1880 Birthday - Paul Ehrenfest, Austria/Netherlands physicist, adiabates hypothesis

1879 Death - James Clerk Maxwell, Scotish physicist (speed of light), dies at 48

1879 Birthday - Owen Williams Richardson, born in England, physicist, Nobel 1928

1879 Birthday - Albert Einstein, born in Ulm, Germany, physicist, Nobel 1921

1879 Birthday - Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist, Nobel 44, radiothorium/actinium

1879 Birthday - Carl Ramsauer, born in Oldenburg, Germany, research physicist, professor of physics, discovered Ramsauer-Townsend effect

1878 Birthday - Lise Meitner, Austrian/Swedish physicist, Protactinium

1878 Birthday - Francois C Schlumberger, French physicist

1878 Birthday - Wander J de Haas, Dutch physicist and son-in-law of Lorentz

1878 Death - Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist, dies at 67

1877 Birthday - James Jeans, England, physicist/mathematician/astronomer

1876 Birthday - Willem H Keesom, physicist, helium vast

1875 Death - Oskar Peschel, German geographer (Physicist Erdkunde), dies at 49

1875 Birthday - Ludwig Prandtl, Germany, physicist, father of aerodynamics

1874 Birthday - Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist, Actinium

1874 Death - Anders J engstrom, Swedish astronomer/physicist (e-unit), dies at 59

1874 Birthday - Johannes Stark, Germany, physicist, Stark effect, Nobel 1919

1872 Death - Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer, dies at 78

1871 Birthday - Ernest Lord Rutherford, England, physicist, atomic nucleus; Nobel 1908

1870 Birthday - Jean Perrin, France, physicist, studied Brownian motion, Nobel 1926

1869 Birthday - Charles Wilson, English physicist, Wilson cloud chamber-Nobel

1868 Death - Julius Plucker, German mathematician/physicist (formula of P), dies

1868 Birthday - Robert A. Millikan, U.S. physicist, photoelectric effect; Nobel 1923

1865 Birthday - Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist, Zeeman effect, Nobel 1902

1865 Birthday - Heinrich Rubens, German physicist

1865 Birthday - Friedrich Paschen, German physicist

1864 Birthday - Walther Hermann Nernst, Prussian physicist/chemist, Nobel 1920

1863 Death - Giovanni B Amia, Italian astronomer/physicist/botanist, dies at 77

1862 Birthday - Vilhelm FK Bjerknes, Norwegian/U.S. physicist/meteorology

1862 Death - Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist/astronomer, dies at 87

1859 Birthday - Pierre Curie, France, physicist, Nobel 1903

1859 Birthday - Svante August Arhenius, Swedish physicist/chemist, Nobel 1903

1858 Birthday - Max Planck, German physicist, Planck Constant, Nobel 1918

1857 Birthday - Heinrich Hertz, physicist, 1st to broadcast and receive radio waves

1856 Birthday - Joseph John Thomson, Eng, physicist discovered electron, Nobel 1906

1856 Birthday - Nikola Tesla, Yugoslavia, physicist, developed alternating current

1855 Birthday - Edwin H Hall, U.S. physicist, Hall effect

1853 Death - D Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist (chromosome), dies

1853 Birthday - Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist, liquid helium, Nobel 1913

1853 Birthday - Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, born in Holland, physicist, Nobel 1902

1853 Death - Christian Doppler, physicist, dies

1852 Birthday - A[lbert] A. Michelson, Strelno Prussia, U.S. physicist, Nobel 1907

1850 Birthday - Oliver Heaviside, London, physicist, predicted ionosphere

1850 Death - Louis-Joseph Gay-Lussac, chemist/physicist, dies

1848 Birthday - Roland baron Eotvos, Hungarian physicist

1847 Birthday - Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist, 2-fasenmotor

1845 Birthday - Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist

1844 Death - John Dalton, English physicist/chemist (molecular theorist), dies at 77

1844 Birthday - Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann, Austria, physicist, statistical mechanics

1842 Birthday - James Dewar, Scottish chemist/physicist, Dewarfles/cordiet

1842 Birthday - Carl PG von Linde, German engineer/physicist, Linde-procede

1841 Birthday - John W. Rayleigh, England, physicist, Nobel 1904, Cambridge, 1908-14

1841 Death - Felix Savart, French surgeon/physicist, dies at 49

1840 Birthday - Ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist, Carl Zeiss Optics Company

1839 Birthday - August A Kundt, German physicist, sound vibration, test of Kundt

1839 Birthday - Josiah Willard Gibbs, theoretical physicist/chemist

1838 Birthday - Ernst Mach, Chirlitz-Turas Austria, physicist/philosopher/psychologist

1837 Death - Martinus van Marum, chemist/physicist (giant salamander), dies at 87

1837 Birthday - John van der Waals, Hol, physicist, Nobel 1910, Liquid and Gas States

1836 Death - Andre M Ampere, French mathematician/physicist (Amp), dies

1835 Birthday - Josef Stefan, Austria, physicist, Stefan-Boltzmann law

1834 Birthday - Georg H Quincke, German physicist, test of Quincke

1832 Birthday - William Crookes, English chemist/physicist, Crookes-pipe, thallium

1832 Birthday - Carl G Neumann, German mathematician/physicist, Neumann-functions

1831 Birthday - James Maxwell, Edinburgh Scot, physicist, Treatise on Electricity

1831 Birthday - James Clerk Maxwell, Scotish physicist, electromagnetic theory

1830 Birthday - Jacob M van Bemmelen, Dutch physicist/chemist

1830 Birthday - Francois M Raoult, French physicist/chemist, law of Raoult

1829 Death - Thomas Young, physicist/decipherer of Egyptian hierogolyphics, dies

1827 Death - Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist (made 1st battery), dies at 82

1826 Birthday - George J Stoney, Irish physicist

1824 Birthday - John Kerr, System physicist, electro-visually Kerr-effect

1824 Birthday - Kelvin, William Thomson, British physicist, Kelvin Scale

1824 Birthday - Gustav R. Kirchoff, born in Prussia, physicist, spectral analysis

1822 Birthday - Rudolph J E Clausius, Germany, physicist, thermodynamics

1821 Birthday - Hermann von Helmholtz, German Physicist

1821 Death - Franz K Achard, German physicist/chemist, dies at 67

1819 Birthday - Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault, physicist, pendulum proved Earth rotates

1819 Birthday - George Gabriel Stokes, physicist/mathematician, spectroscope

1818 Birthday - James Prescott Joule, physicist, discovered conservation of energy

1814 Birthday - Anders Jonas engstrom, Sweden, physicist, spectroscope

1813 Birthday - Thomas Andrews, Belfast Ireland, chemist/physicist, ozone

1810 Birthday - Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist

1810 Death - Henry Cavendish, physicist/chemist, dies

1806 Death - Charles Augustin de Coulomb, French physicist (coulometrie), dies at 70

1803 Birthday - Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist, Doppler effect

1802 Death - Aepinus, Franz UT Hoch, German physician/physicist, dies at 77

1801 Birthday - Joseph AF Plateau, Belgium, physicist, blinded - stared at Sun 25 seconds

1801 Birthday - Julius Plucker, German mathematician/physicist, Plucker formulas

1801 Birthday - Gustav T Fechner, Dr. Mises, German philosopher/physicist

1799 Death - Joseph Black, Scottish medical/chemist/physicist, dies at 71

1799 Death - Georg C Lichtenberg, German physicist/writer, dies at 56

1799 Death - Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist/alpinist, dies at 58

1798 Death - Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomy/physicist, dies at 61

1798 Birthday - Franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/mathematician/physicist

1795 Death - Ignac Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded

1794 Birthday - Jacques Babinet, French physicist, mathematician and astronomer

1791 Birthday - Felix Savart, French surgeon/physicist, law of Biot and Savart

1788 Birthday - Augustin-Jean Fresnel, optics pioneer/physicist

1787 Birthday - George Simon Ohm, physicist, discovered Ohm's Law

1787 Birthday - Georg Simon Ohm, physicist, discovered Ohm's Law

1787 Birthday - Joseph von Fraunhofer, born in Germany, physicist, studied Sun's spectrum

1787 Death - Ruggiero Boscovich, Italian physicist/astronomer/philosopher, dies at 75

1786 Birthday - Giovanni B Amia, Italian astronomer/physicist/botanist

1786 Birthday - D. Francois J. Arago, French astronomer, physicist, and politician

1781 Birthday - David Brewster, Scotland, physicist/inventor, kaleidoscope

1777 Birthday - Hans Christian Oersted, Den, physicist/chemist, View of Chemical Law

1774 Birthday - Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist, astronomer, and balloonist

1768 Death - Johan Lulofs, Dutch physicist/philosopher/astronomer, dies at 57

1766 Birthday - John Dalton, English physicist, developed atomic theory of matter

1761 Death - Peter Musschenbroek, physician/physicist (Leidse Bottle), dies at 69

1753 Birthday - Franz K Achard, German physicist

1753 Birthday - Benjamin Thompson, physicist, Royal Institute of Great Britain

1750 Birthday - Martinus van Marum, Dutch chemist/physicist, Homo Diluvii Testus

1743 Birthday - Count Alessandro Volta, Como Italy, physicist

1742 Birthday - Georg C. Lichtenberg, German physicist/writer, types of Lichtenberg

1742 Death - Willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist, dies at 53

1740 Birthday - Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist

1737 Birthday - Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomist/physicist

1736 Death - Daniel G Fahrenheit, Prussian/Netherlands physicist (thermometer), dies at 50

1736 Birthday - Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, physicist, formulated Coulomb's Law

1731 Birthday - Henry Cavendish, England, physicist/chemist, discovered hydrogen

1728 Birthday - Joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist

1727 Death - Issac Newton, English physicist/astronomer, dies in London at 84

1724 Birthday - Aepinus, Franz UT Hoch, German physician/physicist

1711 Birthday - Johan Lulofs, Dutch physicist, philosopher, and astronomer

1705 Death - Guillaume Amontons, French physicist, dies at 42

1692 Birthday - Peter Musschenbroek, Dutch physician/physicist, Leyden jar

1688 Birthday - Willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist

1663 Birthday - Guillaume Amontons, French physicist

1655 Birthday - Jan Luyts, Netherlands, scholar/physicist/mathematician/astronomer

1653 Birthday - Joseph Sauveur, French physicist/mathematician

1647 Birthday - Denis Papin, French physicist, Papiniaanse pot, steam machine

1642 Birthday - Isaac Newton, born in Grantham, England, physicist, mathematician, and astronomer

1642 Death - Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist/astronomer, dies at 77 in Italy

1639 Death - John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam), dies at 68

1635 Birthday - Robert Hooke, Isle of Wight, physicist, Micrographia

1633 Death - Cornelis Drebbel, physicist/chemist/inventor (submarine), dies

1627 Birthday - Robert Boyle, Ireld, physicist/chemist/author, experiments with color

1623 Birthday - Blaise Pascal, mathematician/physicist/religious writer, Pascal

1618 Birthday - Francesco M. Grimaldi, mathematician and physicist, light defraction

1617 Death - Franciscus Aguilon, physicist/theologist/mathematician, dies at 50

1571 Birthday - John I Pontanus, physicist/historian, Amsterdam

1567 Birthday - Franciscus Aguilon, physicist/mathematician/jesuit/architect

1564 Birthday - Galileo Galilei, born in Pisa, Italy, astronomer and physicist

1544 Birthday - William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist, researcher into magnetism

1131 Death - Omar Khayyam, poet, mathematician, physicist, astronomer, wrote, Treatise on Demonstration of Problems of Algebra, dies

1048 Birthday - Omar Khayyam, born in Nayshapur, Iran, poet, mathematician, physicist, astronomer, wrote, Treatise on Demonstration of Problems of Algebra













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