Theoretical Physicist in History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1839-02-11 Josiah Willard Gibbs, theoretical physicist/chemist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1879-03-14 Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate (theory of relativity), born in Ulm, German Empire (d. 1955)

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 1894-12-17 Hans [Henry] Kramers, Dutch theoretical physicist (quantum mechanics)
  • 1912-08-02 Bela Szigeti, theoretical physicist
  • 1926-01-29 Abdus Salam, theoretical physicist
  • 1929-05-29 Peter Higgs, Newcastle upon Tyne, British theoretical physicist (Nobel, 2013)
  • 1947-05-01 Jacob Bekenstein, American-Israeli theoretical physicist (Bekenstein-Hawking radiation), born in Mexico City (d. 2015)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1903-01-06 Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (23) weds Mileva Maric

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein

HeartWedding of Interest

1934-02-26 Theoretical physicist Edward Teller (25) weds Augusta Maria Harkanyi

Physicist Edward Teller
Physicist
Edward Teller

HeartWedding of Interest

1937-01-02 Theoretical Physicist Paul Dirac (34) weds Margit Wigner

Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat Paul Dirac
Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat
Paul Dirac

HeartWedding of Interest

1940-11-01 Theoretical physicist Robert Oppenheimer (36) weds biologist Katherine Harrison Puening

Father of the Atomic Bomb Robert Oppenheimer
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Robert Oppenheimer

HeartWedding of Interest

1995-09-16 Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (53) weds nurse Elaine Mason

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Physicist
Stephen Hawking

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1919-02-14 Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (39) divorces Mileva Maric after 16 years of marriage

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein

Famous Deaths

  • 1952-12-24 Henry A "Hans" Kramers, Dutch theoretical physicist, dies at 58
  • 1996-03-17 Bela Szigeti, theoretical physicist, dies at 83
  • 2002-07-18 Victor Emery, British theoretical physicist (b. 1933)
  • 2015-08-16 Jacob Bekenstein, American-Israeli theoretical physicist (Bekenstein-Hawking radiation), dies of a heart attack at 68