Physicist in History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 403

  • 1885-08-12 Jean Cabannes, French physicist (d. 1959)

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1885-10-07 Niels Bohr, Danish physicist, expanded quantum physics (Nobel Prize 1922), born in Copenhagen (d. 1962)

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Niels Bohr
Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
Niels Bohr
  • 1886-07-23 Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (d. 1976)
  • 1887-07-22 Gustav Hertz, German quantum physicist (Nobel 1925)

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1887-08-12 Erwin Schrodinger, physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1961)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Erwin Schrödinger
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Erwin Schrödinger
  • 1887-09-14 Karl Taylor Compton, physicist/atomic bomb scientist
  • 1887-11-23 Henry Moseley, English physicist (d. 1915)
  • 1888-01-23 Paul Peter Ewald, German Crystallographer and Physicist who devised the theory of X-ray interference by crystals and pioneered X-ray diffraction methods, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1985)
  • 1888-02-17 Otto Stern, German/US physicist (Stern-Gerlach-experiment, Nobel 1943)
  • 1888-11-07 Chandrasekhara Raman, India, physicist (Nobel 1930)
  • 1889-01-27 Balthasar van der Pol, physicist (Comparison of Van der Pol)
  • 1889-08-01 Walther Gerlach, Biebrich, German Physicist who, with Otto Stern, co-discovered spin quantization in a magnetic field (Stern–Gerlach effect)
  • 1890-01-10 Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist (d. 1957)
  • 1890-03-31 William Lawrence Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
  • 1890-12-06 Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (d. 1951)
  • 1891-01-08 Walter Bothe, Germany, subatomic particle physicist (Nobel 1954)
  • 1891-03-24 Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, Soviet physicist (d. 1951)

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1891-10-20 James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron), born in Bollington, Cheshire (d. 1974)

Physicist James Chadwick
Physicist
James Chadwick
  • 1892-04-27 Louis Victor de Broglie, physicist (studied electrons)
  • 1892-08-15 Louis-Victor prince of Broglie, France, physicist (Nobel 1929)
  • 1892-09-06 Edward V Appleton, English physicist (Appleton-layer)
  • 1892-09-10 Arthur H Compton, US physicist (X-rays)
  • 1893-04-29 Harold C Urey, Ind, physicist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934)
  • 1894-07-09 Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
  • 1894-09-15 Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (d. 1977)
  • 1896-02-04 Friedrich Hund, German physicist (d. 1997)
  • 1896-06-07 Robert S. Mulliken, American chemist and physicist (Nobel 1966), born in Newburyport, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1896-08-09 Erich Hückel, German physicist (d. 1980)
  • 1897-03-27 Douglas Hartree, English mathematician and physicist
  • 1897-05-27 John Douglas Cockroft, English physicist (Radar, Nobel 1951)

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1897-09-12 Irene Joliot-Curie, physicist, (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935), born in Paris, France (d. 1956), daughter of Marie Curie

Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Physicist/Chemist
Irene Joliot-Curie
  • 1897-11-18 Patrick M S Blackett, British physicist (nuclear reaction, Nobel 1948)
  • 1898-02-11 Leo Szilard, Hungary, physicist/A-bomb worker/peace activist
  • 1898-02-25 William Thomas Astbury, English physicist/chemist (textiles)
  • 1898-06-17 Carl Hermann, German physicist (d. 1961)
  • 1898-07-29 Isidor Isaac Rabi, Poland, physicist (explored atom, Nobel 1944)
  • 1898-11-19 Arthur R. von Hippel, German-born physicist (d. 2003)
  • 1898-12-21 Ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar)
  • 1898-12-22 Vladimir Aleksandrovich Fock, Russian physicist (d. 1974)
  • 1899-03-13 John Van Vleck, Middletown Connecticut, American Physicist, Mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism
  • 1899-05-14 Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (d. 1993)
  • 1899-11-03 Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist (d. 1986)
  • 1900-01-05 Dennis Gabor, Hung/British physicist (holography-Nobel 1971) [or Jun 5]
  • 1900-03-19 [Jean] Frederic Joliot-Curie, French physicist (Nobel 1935)
  • 1900-04-25 Wolfgang Pauli, Swiss/Us physicist (Pauli inhibition, Nobel 1945)
  • 1900-05-05 Dennis Gabor, electrical engineer and physicist, Nobel Prize winner
  • 1901-03-27 Wilhelm Conrad von Roentgen, physicist (Nobel)
  • 1901-12-05 Werner Heisenberg, German physicist/discovered uncertainty (Nobel 32)
  • 1901-12-20 Robert Van de Graaff, Alabama, physicist (Mobility of Gaseous Ions)

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1902-02-10 Walter Houser Brattain, Amoy, China, American physicist (Nobel 1956-transistor)

  • 1902-05-03 Alfred Kastler, Guebwiller France, French Physicist and Nobel Prize laureate (Hertzian resonances within atoms)

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1902-08-08 Paul Dirac, English physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1933), born in Bristol, England (d. 1984)

Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat Paul Dirac
Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat
Paul Dirac
  • 1902-10-18 Pascual Jordan, German physicist (d. 1980)
  • 1902-11-17 Eugene Paul Wigner, mathematician/physicist (A Bomb, Nobel 1963)
  • 1903-01-22 Fritz Houtermans, Polish physicist (d. 1966)
  • 1903-05-22 Yves Rocard, French physicist (d. 1992)
  • 1903-10-06 Ernest Walton, Irish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • 1903-11-11 Thomas Edward Allibone, Sheffield South Yorkshire, English Physicist (Manhattan Project, high-voltage particle acceleration)

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1903-12-05 Cecil Frank Powell, English physicist who discovered pion (pi-meson), a subatomic particle (Nobel 1950), born in Tonbridge, Kent, England (d. 1969)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Cecil Frank Powell
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Cecil Frank Powell
  • 1904-02-27 Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist (d. 1996)
  • 1904-05-24 Patrick Johnson, English physicist (d. 1996)
  • 1904-07-27 Kenneth Tompkins Bainbridge, physicist
  • 1904-10-01 Otto Robert Frisch, Austrian-born physicist (d. 1979)
  • 1904-12-09 Roger Wolcott Sperry, physicist
  • 1904-12-22 Louis-Eugene-Felix Neel, Lyon France, physicist (Nobel 1970)
  • 1904-12-25 Gerhard Herzberg, Can, physicist (molecular structure-Nobel 1971)

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1905-01-30 Emilio G. Segrè, Tivoli, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè
  • 1905-02-01 Ernst Carl Gerlach Stueckelberg, Basel Switzerland, eminent mathematician and physicist

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1905-09-03 Carl David Anderson, American physicist (1936 Nobel Prize for physics), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)

Nobel Laureat Physicist Carl David Anderson
Nobel Laureat Physicist
Carl David Anderson
  • 1905-09-30 Nevill Francis Mott, physicist
  • 1906-07-02 Hans Bethe, physicist (Nobel 1967), peace worker
  • 1906-12-10 Walter Zinn, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1907-01-23 Hediki Yukawa, Japan, physicist (Nobel 1949)
  • 1907-06-05 Rudolf Peieris, physicist
  • 1907-06-25 J Hans D Jensen, Germany, physicist (atomic nucleus-Nobel 1963)
  • 1907-08-30 John Mauchly, American physicist who with J. Presper Eckert, designed the first general purpose electronic digital computer (ENIAC), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1907-09-18 Edwin M McMillan, US, physicist/discoverer plutonium (Nobel prize)
  • 1907-12-05 Giuseppe Occhialini, Italian physicist (d. 1993)

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1908-05-23 John Bardeen, American physicist, electrical engineer and co-inventor of the transistor (Nobel 1956, 1972), born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 1991)

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen
  • 1908-10-23 Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Saint Petersburg, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation)
  • 1909-01-22 Lev D Landau, Russian physicist (Nobel 1962)
  • 1909-06-24 William G Penney, British physicist (1st British Atom Bomb)
  • 1909-10-19 Marguerite Perey, French physicist (d. 1975)
  • 1909-10-30 Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (d. 1966)

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1910-02-13 William Shockley, US physicist (Nobel 1956), racist, born in London, England

Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley
  • 1910-10-01 José Enrique Moyal, Australian mathematical physicist (d. 1998)
  • 1910-10-25 William Higinbotham, American physicist (d. 1994)

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1910-11-11 Raemer Schreiber, American physicist (Manhattan Project) who helped develop the first atomic bomb during World War II and prepared the Fat Man bomb that was used in the bombing of Nagasaki, born in McMinnville, Oregon (d. 1998)

Physicist Raemer Schreiber
Physicist
Raemer Schreiber
  • 1910-11-20 Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch physicist (d. 1944)
  • 1910-12-01 Louis Slotin, Winnipeg Manitoba, Canadian Physicist and Chemist (Manhattan Project, Los Alamos) who assembled the plutonium core for 'Trinity', the first detonated atomic device
  • 1911-01-17 Luis W Alvarez, US, physicist (sub atomic, Nobel 1968) [or Jun 13]
  • 1911-03-06 Charles Frank, physicist
  • 1911-06-13 Luis W Alvarez, physicist (Nobel-1968) [or Jan 17]
  • 1911-07-09 John A. Wheeler, American physicist (d. 2008)
  • 1911-11-01 Donald William Kerst, American Physicist who developed the betatron (device to accelerate electron beams), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1912-05-30 Alexander Langsdorf, physicist
  • 1912-08-04 Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and mountaineer (d. 1999)
  • 1912-08-30 Edward M Purcell, US physicist (Nobel 1952)
  • 1913-03-02 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Rostov-on-Don, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission)
  • 1913-04-27 Philip Hauge Abelson, American physicist (d. 2004)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 356

  • 1960-10-14 Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal), dies

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1961-01-04 Erwin Schrodinger, Austrian physicist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 73

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Erwin Schrödinger
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Erwin Schrödinger
  • 1961-09-12 Carl Hermann, German physicist (b. 1898)

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1962-11-18 Niels Bohr, Danish physicist (atom, Nobel 1922), dies at 77

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Niels Bohr
Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
Niels Bohr
  • 1963-05-06 Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian-born physicist (b. 1881)
  • 1964-05-21 James Franck, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1882)
  • 1964-12-17 Victor Franz Hess, Austrian-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1883)
  • 1965-04-21 Edward V Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), dies at 72
  • 1965-08-28 Giulio Racah, Israeli physicist (b. 1909)
  • 1966-01-24 Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (b. 1909)
  • 1966-03-01 Fritz Houtermans, German physicist (b. 1903)
  • 1966-03-10 Frederik "Frits" Zernike, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1953), dies at 77
  • 1967-09-18 John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
  • 1968-04-01 Lev D Landau, Russian physicist (Nobel 1962), dies at 59
  • 1968-07-28 Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1944), dies at 89
  • 1968-08-19 George Gamow, Ukrainian-born physicist (b. 1904)

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1969-08-09 Cecil Frank Powell, English physicist who discovered pion (pi-meson), a subatomic particle (Nobel 1950), dies at 65

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Cecil Frank Powell
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Cecil Frank Powell
  • 1969-08-18 Otto Stern, German/US physicist (Nobel 1943), dies at 81
  • 1970-01-05 Max Born, German/British physicist (Nobel 1954), dies at 87
  • 1970-11-21 Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
  • 1971-12-31 Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (b. 1919)
  • 1973-02-06 Ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar), dies at 74
  • 1973-02-11 Hans D Jensen, German physicist (Nobel prize 1963), dies at 65
  • 1974-02-04 Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1894)
  • 1974-07-13 Patrick MS Blackett, British physicist (Nobel 1948), dies at 76

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1974-07-24 James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935), dies at 82

Physicist James Chadwick
Physicist
James Chadwick
  • 1974-11-16 Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner Effect), dies at 91
  • 1975-02-03 William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (b. 1873)
  • 1975-08-25 John R Dunning, US physicist, dies at 67
  • 1975-10-30 Gustav Ludwig Hertz, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
  • 1976-02-01 Werner C Heisenberg, physicist (Nobel 1932, field theory), dies at 74
  • 1976-03-04 Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (b. 1886)
  • 1977-02-05 Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (b. 1894)
  • 1977-07-04 Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (b. 1918)
  • 1978-09-26 Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1886)
  • 1979-02-09 Dennis Gabor, Hungarian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1900)
  • 1979-07-08 Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1906)
  • 1979-08-10 Walther Gerlach, German Physicist (Stern–Gerlach effect) dies at 90
  • 1980-01-08 John Mauchly, American physicist (b. 1907)
  • 1980-02-16 Erich Hückel, German physicist (b. 1895)
  • 1980-10-15 Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian physicist and mathematician (b. 1900)
  • 1980-10-27 John Van Vleck, American Physicist, Mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism, dies at 81
  • 1981-09-08 Hediki Joekawa, Japans physicist (Nobel 1949) at 74
  • 1983-09-10 Felix Bloch, Swiss-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
  • 1984-01-07 Alfred Kastler, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
  • 1984-04-08 Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1894)

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1984-10-20 Paul Dirac, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 82

Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat Paul Dirac
Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat
Paul Dirac
  • 1985-02-03 Frank Oppenheimer, American physicist (b. 1912)
  • 1985-08-22 Paul Peter Ewald, German Crystallographer and Physicist who devised the theory of X-ray interference by crystals and pioneered X-ray diffraction methods, dies at 97
  • 1986-05-31 James Rainwater, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
  • 1986-10-10 Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist (b. 1899)
  • 1986-10-31 Robert S. Mulliken, American chemist and physicist (Nobel 1966), dies at 90
  • 1987-03-19 Louis Broglie, French physicist (Nobel 1929), dies at 94

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1987-10-13 Walter Houser Brattain, American physicist (transistors, Nobel 1956), dies at 85

  • 1987-12-02 Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian physicist (b. 1914)
  • 1988-01-28 Klaus Fuchs, German physicist (b. 1911)
  • 1988-02-15 Richard P Feynman, physicist (Nobel 1965, Physical Law), dies at 69
  • 1988-03-08 Werner Hartmann, German physicist (b. 1912)
  • 1988-09-11 Luis W Alvarez, physicist (Nobel-1968), dies at 77

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1989-04-22 Emilio G. Segrè, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton), dies at 84 of a heart attack

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè

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1989-08-12 William Shockley, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1910)

Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley

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1989-12-14 Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist/dissident (Nobel 1975), dies at 68

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • 1989-12-28 Hermann Oberth, German physicist (b. 1894)
  • 1990-06-22 Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation), dies at 81
  • 1990-11-10 Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist (b. 1914)

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1990-11-17 Robert Hofstadter, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

  • 1990-11-19 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission), dies at 77

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1991-01-11 Carl David Anderson, American physicist, Nobel laureate, dies at 85

Nobel Laureat Physicist Carl David Anderson
Nobel Laureat Physicist
Carl David Anderson

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1991-01-30 John Bardeen, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1908)

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen
  • 1992-03-16 Yves Rocard, French physicist (b. 1903)
  • 1992-05-15 Robert Morris Page, US physicist (radar), dies at 88
  • 1992-08-19 Donald William Kerst, American Physicist who developed the betatron, dies of a brain tumor at 80
  • 1992-10-27 David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (b. 1917)
  • 1992-11-05 Arpad E Elo, Hungarian physicist (chess classification system), dies
  • 1993-09-24 Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist (b. 1913)
  • 1993-12-06 Prof Wolfgang Paul, German physicist (Nobel 1989), dies at 80
  • 1993-12-25 Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (b. 1899)
  • 1994-01-06 Gerardus J Sizoo, physicist/director of Dutch Free University, dies
  • 1994-06-03 Roger Wolcott Sperry, physicist, dies at 89
  • 1994-09-27 Guiseppe Martelli, physicist, dies at 71
  • 1995-01-01 Eugene Wigner, physicist (Nobel prize for physics-1963), dies at 92
  • 1995-03-14 William A Fowler, US nuclear/astro physicist (Nobel 1983), dies at 83
  • 1995-04-02 Hannes Alfven, physicist (Nobel prize), dies at 86
  • 1995-08-21 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, physicist (Nobel-1983), dies at 84
  • 1996-05-24 Alexander Langsdorf, physicist, dies at 83
  • 1996-07-05 Clyde Wiegand, physicist, dies at 81
  • 1996-07-14 Kenneth Tompkins Bainbridge, physicist, dies at 91
  • 1996-08-08 Nevill Francis Mott, physicist, dies at 90
  • 1996-10-19 Frank Neville Hosband Robinson, physicist, dies at 71
  • 1996-10-29 Patrick Johnson, physicist, dies at 92
  • 1996-11-08 Peter Fowler, physicist, dies at 73
  • 1997-02-16 Chien-Shiung Wu, Chinese-American physicist (b. 1912)
  • 1997-03-04 Robert H. Dicke, American physicist (b. 1916)
  • 1997-07-28 Louis Cohen, physicist, dies at 71
  • 1997-08-20 Norris Bradbury, American physicist (b. 1909)
  • 1997-12-19 David Norman Schramm, physicist, dies at 52
  • 1998-05-07 Allan McLeod Cormack, South African physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1924)
  • 1998-05-22 José Enrique Moyal, mathematical physicist (b. 1910)
  • 1998-08-26 Frederick Reines, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • 1998-12-11 André Lichnerowicz, Polish-French physicist (b. 1915)