Physicist in History (Part 4)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 407

  • 1913-04-27 Philip Hauge Abelson, American physicist (d. 2004)
  • 1913-07-12 Willis Lamb, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2008)
  • 1913-08-22 Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist (d. 1993)
  • 1914-02-05 Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, British biophysicist (Nobel 1963), born in Banbury (d. 1998)
  • 1914-03-04 Robert R. Wilson, American physicist, sculptor and architect (d. 2000)
  • 1914-03-08 Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian physicist (d. 1987)
  • 1914-07-02 Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist (d. 1990)
  • 1914-09-07 James Van Allen, US physicist (discovered Van Allen radiation belts)
  • 1915-05-23 Clyde Wiegand, physicist
  • 1915-06-11 Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist (d. 1999)
  • 1915-07-28 Charles Hard Townes, American physicist and inventor (developed lasers), born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1915-07-28 Charles Townes, American Physicist (Nobel Prize 1964 for mazer-lazer principle), born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1916-12-15 Maurice Wilkins, England, physicist, worked with DNA (Nobel 1962)
  • 1917-02-24 William Fairbank, physicist (superconductivity), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1917-12-09 James Rainwater, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
  • 1917-12-20 David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (d. 1992)
  • 1918-02-12 Julian S Schwinger, US physicist
  • 1918-05-01 Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (d. 1977)
  • 1918-05-11 Richard P Feynman, physicist (Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965)
  • 1918-05-19 Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist (d. 2000)
  • 1918-05-21 Leonard Mullens, rubber physicist
  • 1919-08-12 Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (d. 1971)
  • 1919-09-21 Mario Bunge, Argentine philosopher and physicist
  • 1919-10-15 Malcolm Ross, American balloonist and atmospheric physicist (d. 1985)
  • 1919-10-17 Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov, Russian physicist
  • 1920-07-10 Owen Chamberlain, physicist/co-discoverer (antiproton, Nobel-1959)

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1920-07-17 Gordon Gould, American physicist (inventor of the laser) born in New York City (d. 2005)

Physicist Gordon Gould
Physicist
Gordon Gould
  • 1921-01-05 Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Konolfingen, Bern, Swiss playwright and novelist (The Physicists, The Visit)
  • 1921-01-18 Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-born American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2008), born in Tokyo (d. 2015)

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1921-05-05 Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers, born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1999)

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1921-05-21 Andrei Sakharov, Russian nuclear physicist and an activist for disarmament, peace and human rights (1975 Nobel), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1989)

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • 1921-06-19 Rosalyn Yalow, famed award winning medical physicist
  • 1921-07-19 Rosalyn Yalow, medical physicist
  • 1921-08-08 John Herbert Chapman, British physicist (d. 1979)
  • 1922-03-26 Oscar Sala, Italian-born physicist
  • 1922-09-09 Hans Dehmelt, German-born American physicist (Nobel Prize 1989), born in Gorlitz (d. 2017)
  • 1922-09-22 Chen Ning Yang, China, US physicist/disproved parity (Nobel 1957)
  • 1923-02-02 Peter Fowler, physicist
  • 1923-05-06 Guiseppe Martelli, physicist
  • 1923-12-15 Freeman Dyson, English-born American physicist
  • 1924-07-11 César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (d. 2005)
  • 1924-08-01 Georges Charpak, Polish-French Physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel Prize for Physics in 1992), born in Paris, France
  • 1925-02-09 Burkhard Heim, German physicist (d. 2001)
  • 1925-03-12 Leo Esaki, [Esaki Reona], Japan, physicist (Tunnel effect-Nobel 1973)
  • 1925-04-13 Frank Neville Hosband Robinson, physicist
  • 1925-09-25 William Edgar Mitchell, physicist
  • 1925-10-14 Louis Cohen, physicist
  • 1925-10-20 Theodore Hall, American Physicist and atomic spy for the Soviet Union, born in New York City (d. 1999)
  • 1926-07-09 Ben Roy Mottelson, American-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1926-09-21 Donald A Glaser, physicist (Nobel-1960)
  • 1926-12-09 Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)
  • 1927-04-15 Robert Mills, American physicist (d. 1999)
  • 1927-04-20 Karl Muller, Switzerland, superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)
  • 1927-04-29 Betsy Ancker-Johnson, American physicist and auto company executive, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1927-05-09 Manfred Eigen, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1967)
  • 1927-06-24 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist (Nobel 1995), born in New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1928-02-01 Sam Edwards, physicist
  • 1928-06-25 Alexei Abrikosov, Russian-born American physicist (Nobel Prize 2003), born in Moscow (d. 2017)
  • 1929-01-31 Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1929-09-15 Murray Gell-Mann, physicist who predicted quarks
  • 1930-02-28 Leon Cooper, US physicist (Nobel 1972)
  • 1930-03-15 Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1930-11-11 Hugh Everett, American physicist (d. 1982)
  • 1931-05-31 John Schrieffer, US physicist (Nobel 1972)
  • 1931-07-11 Tullio Regge, Italian physicist
  • 1932-03-17 Donald N. Langenberg, American physicist
  • 1932-10-14 Anatoly Larkin, Russian-American physicist (d. 2005)
  • 1932-10-24 Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
  • 1932-11-02 Melvin Schwartz, American Physicist and Nobel Laureate (neutrinos - subatomic particles with no electric charge and virtually no mass), born in New York City
  • 1933-06-06 Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986), (d. 2013)
  • 1933-09-27 Rodney Cotterill, Danish-English physicist (d. 2007)
  • 1934-03-04 Janez Strnad, Slovenian physicist
  • 1934-12-30 John Norris Bahcall, American physicist (d. 2005)
  • 1936-01-10 Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist and radio astronomer, Nobel laureate

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1936-01-27 Samuel Ting, American physicist and Nobel Laureate, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Samuel Ting
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Samuel Ting
  • 1936-06-08 Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist, Nobel laureate, (d. 2013)
  • 1937-06-26 Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1938-03-26 Anthony James Leggett, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1938-11-26 Rodney Jory, Australian physicist
  • 1939-05-02 Sumio Iijima, Japanese physicist
  • 1940-01-04 Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)
  • 1940-05-18 A Marshall Stoneham, FRS, physicist
  • 1940-06-01 Kip Thorne, American physicist
  • 1941-06-20 Ulf D Merbold, German physicist/astronaut (STS 9, 42, Soyuz TM-19)
  • 1941-12-02 Paul C W Chu, China, physicist (superconductivity)

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1942-01-08 Stephen Hawking, English physicist (Black Holes & Baby Universes), born in Oxford, England

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Physicist
Stephen Hawking
  • 1942-12-28 Paul Horowitz, American physicist, META project (Sloan Award 1971-3), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-03-01 Richard H. Price, American physicist
  • 1943-03-01 Rashid Sunyaev, Russian physicist
  • 1943-06-28 Klaus von Klitzing, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1944-12-19 Mitchell Feigenbaum, American mathematical physicist
  • 1945-08-01 Douglas D. Osheroff, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1945-10-25 David Norman Schramm, physicist
  • 1946-03-28 Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist and astronaut, born in Almelo Netherlands, (d. 2014)
  • 1946-07-05 Gerardus 't Hooft, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laurete
  • 1947-04-11 Lev Bulat, Russian physicist
  • 1947-07-20 Gerd Binnig, Frankfurt, physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986)
  • 1948-01-20 Natan Sharansky, Russian-born physicist and politician
  • 1948-09-13 Dimitri Nanopoulos, Greek physicist
  • 1950-05-16 Johannes Bednorz, German superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 361 of 361

  • 1998-12-11 André Lichnerowicz, Polish-French physicist (b. 1915)

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1998-12-24 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, dies at 88

Physicist Raemer Schreiber
Physicist
Raemer Schreiber
  • 1999-02-15 Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1926)

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1999-04-28 Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist who shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers, dies of leukemia at 77

  • 1999-10-17 Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist (b. 1915)
  • 1999-10-27 Robert Mills, American physicist (b. 1927)
  • 1999-11-01 Theodore Hall, American physicist and Atomic Spy for the Soviet Union, dies at 74
  • 2000-02-14 Walter Zinn, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor), dies at 93
  • 2000-07-28 Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist and historian (b. 1918)
  • 2000-11-17 Louis Eugène Félix Néel, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • 2001-01-14 Burkhard Heim, German physicist (b. 1925)
  • 2001-03-31 Clifford Shull, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1915)
  • 2001-07-01 Nikolay Basov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)
  • 2001-12-05 Franco Rasetti, Italian physicist (b. 1901)
  • 2002-01-16 Robert Hanbury Brown, British-Australian astronomer and physicist (b. 1916)
  • 2002-02-21 Harold Furth, Austrian-born physicist (b. 1939)
  • 2002-09-21 Robert L. Forward, American physicist and writer (b. 1932)
  • 2002-10-02 Heinz von Foerster, Austrian-born physicist and philosopher (b. 1911)
  • 2002-11-02 Charles Sheffield, American author and physicist (b. 1935)
  • 2003-01-12 Allan Nunn May, English physicist and Soviet spy (b. 1911)
  • 2003-05-28 Ilya Prigogine, Russian-born physicist and chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (b. 1917)

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2003-09-09 Edward Teller, Hungarian-American physicist, dies at 95

Physicist Edward Teller
Physicist
Edward Teller
  • 2003-09-09 Thomas Edward Allibone, English Physicist (Manhattan Project, high-voltage particle acceleration), dies at 99
  • 2003-10-13 Bertram Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2003-10-15 Bertram N. Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2003-12-31 Arthur R. von Hippel German-born physicist (b. 1898)
  • 2004-03-04 George Pake, American physicist (b. 1924)
  • 2004-08-01 Philip Abelson American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1913)
  • 2004-10-05 Maurice Wilkins, New Zealand-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1916)
  • 2005-03-06 Hans Bethe, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
  • 2005-03-08 César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (b. 1924)
  • 2005-04-22 Philip Morrison, American physicist (b. 1915)
  • 2005-08-04 Anatoly Larkin, Russian American physicist (b. 1932)
  • 2005-08-31 Joseph Rotblat, Polish-British physicist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1908)

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2005-09-16 Gordon Gould, American physicist (inventor of the laser) dies at 85

Physicist Gordon Gould
Physicist
Gordon Gould
  • 2006-02-28 Owen Chamberlain, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1920)
  • 2006-05-31 Raymond Davis Jr., American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)
  • 2006-08-09 James van Allen, American physicist (b. 1914)
  • 2006-08-28 Melvin Schwartz, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1932)
  • 2006-08-28 Melvin Schwartz, American Physicist and Nobel Laureate (neutrinos - subatomic particles with no electric charge and virtually no mass), dies at 73
  • 2007-01-05 Chih Ree Sun, Chinese-American physicist and poet (b. 1923)
  • 2007-04-28 Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (b. 1912)
  • 2007-05-18 Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist (b. 1932)
  • 2008-04-13 John Wheeler, American physicist and educator (b. 1911)
  • 2009-05-19 Herbert York, American physicist (b. 1921)
  • 2009-09-08 Aage Bohr, Danish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1922)
  • 2009-11-08 Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist (b. 1916)
  • 2010-09-29 Georges Charpak, Polish-French Physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors, dies at 86
  • 2010-11-28 Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist (b. 1921)
  • 2011-03-04 Alenush Terian, Iranian astronomer and physicist (b. 1920)
  • 2011-03-04 Simon van der Meer, Dutch physicist and Nobel laureate (b. 1925)
  • 2012-01-02 David Barron, British physicist and computer scientist, at 76 (b.1935)
  • 2013-05-16 Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 79
  • 2013-06-15 Kenneth Wilson, American physicist and Nobel laureate, dies from lymphoma at 77
  • 2014-05-18 Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist and astronaut, dies from renal cell cancer at 68
  • 2014-09-30 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist & Nobel Laureate, dies from a heart attack at 87
  • 2015-01-27 Charles Townes, American Physicist (Nobel Prize 1964 for mazer-lazer principle), dies at 99
  • 2015-01-27 Charles Hard Townes, American physicist and inventor (developed lasers), dies at 99
  • 2015-07-05 Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-born American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2008), dies at 94
  • 2017-03-07 Hans Dehmelt, German-born American physicist (Nobel Prize 1989), dies at 94
  • 2017-03-29 Alexei Abrikosov, Russian-born American physicist (Nobel Prize 2003), dies at 88