Physicist in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 403

  • 1832-05-07 Carl G Neumann, German mathematician/physicist (Neumann-functions)
  • 1832-06-17 William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe, thallium)
  • 1832-11-26 Karl Rudolf König, German physicist (d. 1901)
  • 1834-01-07 Johann Philipp Reis, German physicist and inventor (d. 1874)
  • 1834-11-19 Georg H Quincke, German physicist (test of Quincke)
  • 1835-03-24 Josef Stefan, Austria, physicist (Stefan-Boltzmann law)
  • 1836-09-07 August Toepler, German physicist (d. 1912)

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1837-11-23 Johannes van der Waals, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1910, Liquid and Gas States), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1923)

Physicist/Nobel Laureate Johannes van der Waals
Physicist/Nobel Laureate
Johannes van der Waals
  • 1838-02-18 Ernst Mach, Chirlitz-Turas Austria, physicist/philosopher/psychologist
  • 1839-08-10 Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov, Russian physicist (d. 1896)
  • 1839-11-18 August A Kundt, German physicist (sound vibration, test of Kundt)
  • 1840-01-23 Ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company)

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1841-11-12 John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and discoverer of argon (Nobel Prize 1904), born in Maldon, Essex, England (d. 1919)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate John William Strutt
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
John William Strutt
  • 1841-11-16 Jules Violle, French physicist (d. 1923)
  • 1842-09-20 James Dewar, Scottish chemist/physicist (Dewarfles/cordiet)
  • 1844-02-20 Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann, Austria, physicist (statistical mechanics)

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1845-03-27 Wilhelm Röntgen, German physicist who discovered X-rays (Nobel 1901), born in Lennep, Rhine Province

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • 1845-08-16 Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist
  • 1845-10-28 Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist (d. 1888)
  • 1846-02-04 Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist (d. 1915)
  • 1846-04-04 Raoul Pictet, Geneva, Switzerland, Swiss physicist who invented liquid nitrogen and was a pioneer of cryogenics
  • 1847-08-23 Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1927)
  • 1847-09-14 William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist and Inventor, born in London, England
  • 1847-10-31 Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (2-fasenmotor)
  • 1848-07-27 Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist (d. 1919)
  • 1848-07-27 Friedrich Ernst Dorn, Guttstadt, Province of Prussia (now Warmia in Poland), German physicist who discovered that radon is emitted from radium
  • 1849-07-27 John Hopkinson, Manchester, U.K., British physicist and electrical engineer (Hopkinson's Law)
  • 1850-05-18 Oliver Heaviside, physicist (predicted ionosphere), born in London, England
  • 1850-09-02 Woldemar Voigt, German physicist (d. 1919)
  • 1851-06-08 Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, French physicist (d. 1940)
  • 1852-09-15 Edward Bouchet, American physicist (d. 1918)
  • 1852-12-04 Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist (d. 1934)
  • 1852-12-19 A[lbert] A Michelson, Strelno Prussia, US physicist (Nobel 1907)
  • 1853-02-06 Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (d. 1901)
  • 1853-07-18 Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, Holland, physicist (Nobel 1902)
  • 1853-09-21 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist (liquid helium, Nobel 1913)
  • 1854-11-08 Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist (d. 1919)
  • 1855-03-27 Alfred Ewing [James Alfred Ewing], Dundee, Scottish Physicist (magnetic properties of metals, hysteresis)
  • 1855-11-07 Edwin H Hall, US physicist (Hall effect)

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1856-07-10 Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist, electrical engineer and inventor, developed alternating current and the Tesla Coil, born in Smiljan, Austrian Empire (now Croatia) (d. 1943)

Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Nikola Tesla
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer
Nikola Tesla
  • 1856-08-30 Carle David Tolmé Runge, German physicist (d. 1927)

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1856-12-18 J. J. Thomson, physicist discovered electron (Nobel 1906), born in Manchester, England

Physicist J. J. Thomson
Physicist
J. J. Thomson
  • 1857-02-22 Heinrich Hertz, physicist, 1st to broadcast & receive radio waves
  • 1858-04-23 Max Planck, German physicist (Planck Constant, Nobel 1918) father of Quantum Physics
  • 1858-11-30 Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (d. 1937)
  • 1859-02-19 Svante August Arhenius, Swedish physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903)
  • 1859-03-16 Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (d. 1906)
  • 1859-05-15 Pierre Curie, France, physicist (Nobel 1903)
  • 1859-07-30 Henry Louis Smith, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph, born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1860-09-28 Paul Ulrich Villard, Lyon, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays
  • 1862-03-02 Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (d. 1916)
  • 1862-03-14 Vilhelm FK Bjerknes, Norwegian/US physicist/meteorology
  • 1862-06-07 Philipp Lenard, Austrian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)
  • 1862-07-02 William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1942)
  • 1863-07-12 Paul Karl Ludwig Drude, German physicist (d. 1906)
  • 1864-01-13 Wilhelm K W Wien, German physicist (Nobel 1911)
  • 1864-06-25 Walther Hermann Nernst, Prussian physicist/chemist (Nobel 1920)
  • 1865-01-22 Friedrich Paschen, German physicist
  • 1865-03-25 Pierre Weiss, Mulhouse, France, French physicist (theory of ferromagnetism)
  • 1865-03-30 Heinrich Rubens, German physicist
  • 1865-05-25 Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist (Zeeman effect, Nobel Prize 1902), born in Zonnemaire, Schouwen-Duiveland
  • 1866-02-24 Pyotr Nikolaevich Lebedev, Russian physicist (d. 1912)

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1868-03-22 Robert A. Millikan, American physicist (photoelectric effect; Nobel 1923), born in Morrison, Illinois (d. 1953)

  • 1868-12-05 Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist (d. 1951)
  • 1869-02-14 Charles Wilson, English physicist (Wilson cloud chamber-Nobel)
  • 1869-04-05 Sergei Chaplygin, Russian physicist and engineer (d. 1942)
  • 1869-11-30 Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1937)
  • 1870-09-30 Jean Perrin, France, physicist, studied Brownian motion (Nobel 1926)

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1871-08-30 Ernest Rutherford [1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson], New Zealand physicist and father of nuclear physics (Nobel 1908), born in Brightwater, New Zealand (d. 1937)

  • 1871-11-27 Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist (d. 1950)
  • 1872-01-11 George Washington Pierce, American physicist (d. 1956)
  • 1872-01-23 Paul Langevin, French physicist (d. 1946)
  • 1872-05-28 Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist (d. 1917)
  • 1873-10-23 William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (d. 1975)
  • 1874-04-15 Johannes Stark, Germany, physicist (Stark effect) (Nobel 1919)
  • 1874-07-14 Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (Actinium)
  • 1875-02-04 Ludwig Prandtl, Germany, physicist (father of aerodynamics)
  • 1876-01-01 Harriet Brooks, Canadian physicist (d. 1933)
  • 1876-04-30 Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist (d. 1937)
  • 1876-06-21 Willem H Keesom, physicist (helium vast)
  • 1877-06-07 Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1944)
  • 1877-09-11 James Hopwood Jeans, English physicist, mathematician and astronomer (The Mysterious Universe), born in Southport, Lancashire (d. 1946)
  • 1878-02-22 Walter Ritz, Swiss physicist (d. 1909)
  • 1878-03-02 Wander J de Haas, Dutch physicist/son-in-law of Lorentz
  • 1878-10-02 Francois C Schlumberger, French physicist
  • 1878-11-07 Lise Meitner, Austrian/Swedish physicist (Protactinium)
  • 1879-02-06 Carl Ramsauer, professor of physics and a research physicist (Ramsauer-Townsend effect), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1879-03-08 Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 44, radiothorium/actinium)
  • 1879-04-26 Owen Williams Richardson, England, physicist (Nobel 1928)
  • 1880-01-18 Paul Ehrenfest, Austria/Neth physicist (adiabates hypothesis)
  • 1880-10-30 Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal)
  • 1881-03-04 Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (d. 1948)
  • 1881-03-12 Gunnar Nordström, Finnish physicist (d. 1923)
  • 1881-05-11 Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian physicist (d. 1963)
  • 1881-07-19 Friedrich J H Dessauer, German physicist (radiologist)

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1881-07-27 Hans Fischer, German physicist (Nobel 1930), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1945)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Hans Fischer
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Hans Fischer
  • 1881-10-22 Clinton Davisson, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
  • 1882-04-21 Percy Williams Bridgman, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1961)
  • 1882-12-11 Max Born, Germany, physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1954)
  • 1882-12-16 Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner effect)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 356

  • 1901-03-17 Franz Melde, German physicist (Melde Test), dies at 69
  • 1901-04-01 Francois M Raoult, Fren physicist/chemist (Law of Raoult), dies at 70
  • 1901-09-05 Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (b. 1853)
  • 1902-04-12 Marie Alfred Cornu, French physicist (b. 1842)
  • 1903-02-01 George G Stokes, British physicist/pres Royal Society, dies at 83
  • 1905-01-14 Ernst Abbe, German physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company), dies at 64
  • 1906-01-13 Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (b. 1859)
  • 1906-04-19 Pierre Curie, French physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903), dies
  • 1906-09-05 Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist (b. 1844)
  • 1907-08-18 John Kerr, physicist (magneto-optic Kerr-effect), dies at 82
  • 1907-12-17 Kelvin of Largs, [William Thomson], Br physicist (Kelvin), dies at 83

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1908-08-25 Henri Becquerel [Antoine ], French physicist, dies at 55

Physicist/Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel
Physicist/Nobel Laureate
Henri Becquerel
  • 1908-11-08 William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist and Inventor, dies at 60
  • 1910-01-17 Wilhelm F Kohlrausch, Germ physicist (Additiviteitsregel), dies at 69
  • 1910-03-04 Knut Ångström, Swedish physicist (b. 1857)
  • 1911-03-01 Jacobus H van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist/physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 58
  • 1911-03-13 Jacob M van Bemmelen, Dutch physicist/chemist, dies at 80
  • 1911-07-05 George J Stoney, Irish physicist, dies at 85
  • 1914-05-27 Joseph Wilson Swan, physicist/chemist, dies
  • 1915-01-28 Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist (b. 1846)
  • 1915-08-10 Henry Moseley, English physicist (b. 1887)
  • 1915-10-22 Andrew Noble, Scottish Physicist who was a founder of the science of ballistics, dies at 84
  • 1916-02-19 Ernst Mach, Austrian physicist/philosopher/psychologist, dies at 78
  • 1916-05-17 Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (b. 1862)
  • 1916-12-16 Friedrich Ernst Dorn, German physicist who discovered that radon is emitted from radium, dies at 68
  • 1917-06-15 Kristian Birkeland, Norwegian physicist (b. 1867)
  • 1917-09-05 Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist (b. 1872)
  • 1919-04-04 William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe), dies at 86
  • 1919-04-08 Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist (b. 1848)

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1919-06-30 John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and discoverer of argon (Nobel Prize 1904), dies at 76

Physicist and Nobel Laureate John William Strutt
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
John William Strutt
  • 1919-12-13 Woldemar Voigt, German physicist (b. 1850)
  • 1919-12-28 Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist (b. 1854)
  • 1920-08-16 J Norman Lockyer, English physicist (discovered helium in Sun), dies
  • 1921-07-11 Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist, dies at 75
  • 1922-02-23 Albert Victor Bäcklund, Swedish physicist (b. 1845)
  • 1922-07-17 Heinrich Rubens, German physicist, dies at 57
  • 1922-11-16 Max Abraham, German physicist (b. 1875)

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1923-02-10 Wilhelm Röntgen, German physicist who discovered X-rays (Nobel 1901), dies of cancer at 77

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen

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1923-03-08 Johannes van der Waals, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1910), dies at 85

Physicist/Nobel Laureate Johannes van der Waals
Physicist/Nobel Laureate
Johannes van der Waals
  • 1923-09-12 Jules Violle, French physicist and inventor (b. 1841)
  • 1924-01-13 Georg H Quincke, German physicist (Test of Quincke), dies at 89
  • 1925-03-27 Carl G Neumann, German mathematician/physicist, dies at 92
  • 1925-09-16 Alexander Alexandrovich Friedman, Russian physicist (b. 1888)
  • 1926-02-21 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1913), dies at 72
  • 1926-05-30 Vladimir Steklov, Russian physicist (b. 1864)
  • 1927-01-03 Carle David Tolmé Runge, German physicist (b. 1856)
  • 1927-09-12 Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer (b. 1847)
  • 1928-02-04 Hendrik A Lorentz, physicist (L transformation-Nobel 1902), dies at 74
  • 1928-08-30 Wilhelm Wien, Ger physicist (laws of motion, Nobel 1911), dies at 64
  • 1929-07-27 Raoul Pictet, Swiss physicist who invented liquid nitrogen and was a pioneer of cryogenics, dies at 83
  • 1931-05-09 A[lbert] A[braham] Michelson, US physicist (1907 Nobel), dies at 78
  • 1933-09-25 Paul Ehrenfest, Austria/Neth physicist, dies at 53
  • 1934-01-13 Paul Ulrich Villard, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays, dies at 73
  • 1934-05-11 Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist (b. 1852)

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1934-07-04 Marie Skłodowska-Curie, French-Polish Physicist/Chemist, 1st woman to win Nobel Prize (1903, 1911) dies at 66 of radiation poisoning

Physicist Marie Curie
Physicist
Marie Curie
  • 1935-01-07 Alfred Ewing, Scottish Physicist, dies at 79
  • 1937-01-23 Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist (b. 1876)

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1937-10-19 Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand physicist (Nobel 1908), dies at 66

  • 1937-11-23 Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1858)
  • 1937-12-09 Nils Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1869)
  • 1940-08-22 Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, English physicist (b. 1851)

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1940-08-30 J. J. Thomson, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)

Physicist J. J. Thomson
Physicist
J. J. Thomson
  • 1940-10-11 Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1860)
  • 1940-10-24 Pierre Weiss, French physicist (theory of ferromagnetism) dies at 75
  • 1940-12-13 Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, French physicist (b. 1851)
  • 1941-08-30 Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer and physicist (b. 1874)
  • 1942-03-10 William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
  • 1942-04-17 Jean Perrin, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)

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1943-01-07 Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist (tesla motor), dies at 86

Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Nikola Tesla
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer
Nikola Tesla
  • 1943-10-09 Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist (Nobel Prize 1902 for Zeeman effect), dies at 78
  • 1944-06-10 Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch physicist (b. 1910)
  • 1944-10-23 Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)
  • 1944-11-27 Leonid Isaakovich Mandelshtam, Russian physicist (b. 1879)

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1945-03-31 Hans Fischer, German physicist (Nobel 1930), dies at 63

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Hans Fischer
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Hans Fischer
  • 1945-12-11 Charles Fabry, French physicist (b. 1867)
  • 1946-05-30 Louis Slotin, Canadian Physicist and Chemist at Los Alamos, dies of radiation poisoning at 35 (b. 1910)
  • 1946-09-16 James Hopwood Jeans, English physicist, mathematician and astronomer (The Mysterious Universe), dies at 69
  • 1946-12-19 Paul Langevin, French physicist (b. 1872)
  • 1947-02-25 Friedrich Paschen, German physicist, dies at 82
  • 1947-05-20 Philipp Lenard, Austrian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1862)
  • 1947-10-04 Max Planck, German physicist (constantly of P, Nobel 1918), dies at 89
  • 1948-09-05 Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (b. 1881)
  • 1949-08-31 Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (actinium), dies
  • 1950-08-19 Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist (b. 1871)
  • 1951-01-10 Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (b. 1890)
  • 1951-02-27 Henry Louis Smith, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph, dies at 91
  • 1951-04-09 Vilhelm F K Bjerknes, Norwegian/US physicist/meteorology, dies at 89
  • 1951-04-26 Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist (b. 1868)
  • 1951-09-18 John Douglas Cockcroft, physicist, dies
  • 1951-12-31 Philipp A Kohnstamm, Dutch philosopher/physicist, dies at 76
  • 1952-04-24 Hans [Hendrik A] Kramers, physicist (quantum mechanics), dies at 57
  • 1953-08-15 Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist (b. 1875)

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1953-12-19 Robert A. Millikan, American physicist (Nobel 1923), dies at 85

  • 1956-03-03 Willem H Keesom, Dutch physicist (Helium I/II), dies at 79

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1956-03-17 Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist (Nobel laureate 1935) and daughter of Marie Curie, dies at 58

Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Physicist/Chemist
Irene Joliot-Curie
  • 1957-02-02 Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist (b. 1890)
  • 1958-12-15 Wolfgang Ernst Pauli, Austrian-born American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1900)
  • 1959-02-15 Owen W Richardson, English physicist (Nobel 1928), dies at 69
  • 1959-10-31 Jean Cabannes, French physicist (b. 1885)
  • 1960-04-26 Wander J de Haas, Dut physicist (Einstein-De Haas effect), dies at 82