Physicists in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 447

  • 1824-12-17 John Kerr, Scottish physicist and pioneer in the field of electro-optics (electro-visually Kerr-effect), born in Ardrossan, Scotland (d. 1907)
  • 1826-02-15 George Johnstone Stoney, Irish physicist (introduced term electron), born in Oakley Park, Ireland (d. 1911)
  • 1830-05-10 Francois M Raoult, French physicist/chemist (law of Raoult)
  • 1830-11-03 Jacob Maarten van Bemmelen, Dutch physicist and chemist, born in Almelo, Netherlands (d. 1911)

Person of interestJames Clerk Maxwell

1831-06-13 James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist (electromagnetic theory, speed of light), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1879)

  • 1831-09-13 Andrew Noble, Scottish physicist who was a founder of the science of ballistics, born in Greenock (d. 1915)
  • 1832-05-07 Carl Neumann, German mathematician and physicist (Neumann-functions), born in Königsberg, Prussia (d. 1925)
  • 1832-06-17 William Crookes, English chemist and physicist (Crookes-pipe, thallium), born in London (d. 1919)
  • 1832-11-26 Rudolph Koenig, German physicist, born in Königsberg, Prussia (d. 1901)
  • 1834-01-07 Johann Philipp Reis, German physicist and inventor (d. 1874)
  • 1834-11-19 Georg Hermann Quincke, German physicist (test of Quincke), born in Frankfurt-on-Oder, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1924)
  • 1835-03-24 Josef Stefan, Austrian physicist (Stefan-Boltzmann law)
  • 1836-05-17 Sir Norman Lockyer, English physicist, co-founder of helium gas, founder and editor of "Nature" magazine, born in Rugby, Warwickshire (d. 1920)
  • 1836-09-07 August Toepler, German physicist, born in Brühl bei Bonn, Germany (d. 1912)

Person of interestJohannes van der Waals

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 Kundt, German physicist (sound vibration, test of Kundt), born in Schwerin, Mecklenburg, Germany (d. 1894)
  • 1840-01-23 Ernst Abbe, German physicist & optical scientist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company), born in Eisenach, Germany (d. 1905)

Person of interestJohn William Strutt

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 and inventor, born in Langres, France (d. 1923)
  • 1842-09-20 James Dewar, Scottish chemist and physicist (Dewarfles/cordiet), born in Kincardine-on-Forth, Scotland (d. 1923)
  • 1844-02-20 Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann, Austrian physicist (statistical mechanics)
  • 1844-02-20 Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist (thermodynamics), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1906)

Person of interestWilhelm Röntgen

1845-03-27 Wilhelm Röntgen, German physicist who discovered X-rays (Nobel 1901), born in Lennep, Rhine Province (d. 1923)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • 1845-08-16 Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist and inventor, born in Bonnevoie, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (d. 1921)
  • 1845-10-28 Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist and chemist, born in Grodno, Russian Empire (d. 1888)
  • 1846-02-04 Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist and mathematician known for discovering the Umov-Poynting vector and Umov effect, born in Simbirsk, Russian Empire (d. 1915)
  • 1846-04-04 Raoul Pictet, Swiss physicist who invented liquid nitrogen and was a pioneer of cryogenics, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1929)
  • 1847-08-23 Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer, born in Wyoming, New York (d. 1927)
  • 1847-09-14 William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist and Inventor, born in London, England (d. 1908)
  • 1847-10-31 Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist and electrical engineer, born in Livorno Ferraris, Italy (d. 1897)
  • 1848-07-27 Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist, born in Buda, Hungary (d. 1919)
  • 1848-07-27 Friedrich Ernst Dorn, German physicist who discovered that radon is emitted from radium, born in Guttstadt, Province of Prussia (now Warmia in Poland) (d. 1916)
  • 1849-07-27 John Hopkinson, British physicist and electrical engineer (Hopkinson's Law), born in Manchester (d. 1898)
  • 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 and inventor of the moving-coil D'Arsonval galvanometer, born in La Porcherie, France (d. 1940)
  • 1851-06-12 Oliver Joseph Lodge, English physicist, early radio pioneer, born in Penkhull, England (d. 1940)
  • 1852-09-15 Edward Bouchet, American physicist, 1st African American to receive US Ph.D, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1918)
  • 1852-12-04 Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist and honorary member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences (1920), born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1934)

Person of interestHenri Becquerel

1852-12-15 Henri Becquerel, French physicist who discovered radioactivity (Nobel 1903), born in Paris, France (d. 1908)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Becquerel
  • 1852-12-19 A[lbert] A Michelson, Strelno Prussia, US physicist (Nobel 1907)
  • 1853-02-06 Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist, born in Trebnje, Slovenia (d. 1901)
  • 1853-07-18 Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, Dutch physicist (electromagnetic radiation, Nobel 1902), born in Arnherm, Netherlands (d.1928)
  • 1853-09-21 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist (liquid helium, Nobel 1913), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1926)
  • 1854-11-08 Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist (Rydberg formula), born in Halmstad, Sweden (d. 1919)
  • 1855-03-27 Alfred Ewing, Scottish Physicist (magnetic properties of metals, hysteresis), born in Dundee, Angus, Scotland (d. 1935)
  • 1855-11-07 Edwin Hall, American physicist (discovered Hall effect), born in Gorham, Maine (d. 1938)

Person of interestNikola Tesla

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 mathematician and physicist, born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1927)

Person of interestJ. J. Thomson

1856-12-18 J. J. Thomson, English physicist who discovered the electron (Nobel 1906), born in Manchester, England (d. 1940)

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, father of Quantum Physics (Planck Constant, Nobel 1918), born in Kiel, Duchy of Holstein (d. 1947)
  • 1858-10-04 Mihajlo Pupin, Serbian-American physicist and telephone pioneer, born in Idvor, Military Frontier of Austria (d. 1935)
  • 1858-11-30 Jagadish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist, polymath and writer, born in Munshiganj, British India (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, French physicist (Nobel 1903) and husband of Marie Curie, born in Paris, France (d. 1906)
  • 1859-07-30 Henry Louis Smith, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph, born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1951)
  • 1860-05-03 Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician and physicist, born in Ancona, Italy (d. 1940)
  • 1860-09-28 Paul Ulrich Villard, French chemist and physicist who discovered gamma rays, born in Saint-Germain-au-Mont-d'Or, France (d. 1934)
  • 1862-03-02 Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (d. 1916)
  • 1862-03-14 Vilhelm Bjerknes, Norwegian-American physicist and meteorologist, born in Christiania, Norway (d. 1951)
  • 1862-06-07 Philipp Lenard, Austrian physicist (Nobel 1905), born in Pozsony, Austria-Hungary (d. 1947)
  • 1862-07-02 William Henry Bragg, English physicist (Nobel 1915-analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays), born in Westward, Cumberland, England (d. 1942)
  • 1863-07-12 Paul Karl Ludwig Drude, German physicist (optics), born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1906)
  • 1864-01-13 Wilhelm K W Wien, German physicist (Nobel 1911)
  • 1864-06-25 Walther Hermann Nernst, Prussian physicist and chemist (Nobel 1920), born in Briesen, West Prussia (d. 1941)
  • 1865-01-22 Friedrich Paschen, German physicist
  • 1865-03-25 Pierre Weiss, French physicist (theory of ferromagnetism), born in Mulhouse, France (d. 1940)
  • 1865-03-30 Heinrich Rubens, German physicist
  • 1865-05-25 Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist (Zeeman effect, Nobel Prize 1902), born in Zonnemaire, Schouwen-Duiveland (d. 1943)
  • 1866-02-24 Pyotr Nikolaevich Lebedev, Russian physicist (d. 1912)
  • 1867-06-11 Charles Fabry, French physicist, discoverer of ozone layer in upper atmosphere, born in Marseille, France (d. 1945)

Person of interestRobert A. Millikan

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, born in Königsberg, Prussia (d. 1951)
  • 1868-12-09 Fritz Haber, German physicist and chemist (Nobel 1918), born in Breslau, Prussia (d. 1934)
  • 1869-02-14 Charles Wilson, Scottish physicist and meteorologist (Wilson cloud chamber-Nobel), born in Glencorse, Scotland (d. 1959)
  • 1869-04-05 Sergei Chaplygin, Russian physicist and engineer, born in Chaplygin, Lipetsk Oblast, Russia (d. 1942)

Person of interestGustaf Dalén

1869-11-30 [Nils] Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist and industrialist (AGA, Nobel Prize in Physics 1912), born in Stenstorp, Sweden (d. 1937)

Industrialist and Inventor Gustaf Dalén
Industrialist and Inventor
Gustaf Dalén
  • 1870-09-30 Jean Perrin, French physicist, studied Brownian motion (Nobel 1926), born in Lille, France (d. 1942)

Person of interestErnest Rutherford

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 and electrical engineer (Giorgi system of measurement), born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1950)
  • 1872-01-11 George Washington Pierce, American physicist (d. 1956)
  • 1872-01-23 Paul Langevin, French physicist, born in Paris, France (d. 1946)
  • 1872-05-28 Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist (pioneer of statistical physics), born in Vorder-Brühl, Austria-Hungary (d. 1917)
  • 1873-10-23 William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (d. 1975)
  • 1874-04-15 Johannes Stark, German physicist (Stark effect, Nobel 1919), born in Schickenhof, German Empire (d. 1957)
  • 1874-06-19 Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer and physicist, born in Sig, Varde, Denmark (d. 1941)
  • 1874-07-14 Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (Actinium)
  • 1875-02-04 Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist (father of aerodynamics)
  • 1875-06-17 Philipp Abraham Kohnstamm, Dutch philosopher and physicist, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 1951)
  • 1875-08-23 William Eccles, English physicist and radio pioneer, born in Barrow-in-Furness, England (d. 1966)
  • 1876-01-01 Harriet Brooks, Canadian physicist (d. 1933)
  • 1876-04-30 Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist and politician (Minister of Education), born in Augusta, Italy (d. 1937)
  • 1876-06-21 Willem Hendrik Keesom, Dutch physicist (helium vast), born in Texel, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • 1876-11-19 Tatyana Afanasyeva, Russian-Dutch mathematician and physicist (fields of statistical mechanics and statistical thermodynamics), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1964)
  • 1877-06-07 Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist (1917 Nobel Prize for Physics for X-ray scattering), born in Widnes, England (d. 1944)
  • 1877-09-11 James Hopwood Jeans, English physicist, mathematician and astronomer (The Mysterious Universe), born in Southport, Lancashire (d. 1946)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 417

  • 1888-08-24 Rudolph J E Clausius, German physicist (thermodynamics), dies
  • 1889-10-11 James Prescott Joule, English physicist (b. 1818)
  • 1891-05-11 Edmond Becquerel, French physicist who studied the solar spectrum, magnetism, electricity and optics (photovoltaic effect), dies at 71
  • 1891-06-23 Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist, dies at 86
  • 1893-01-07 Jožef Stefan, Slovenian physicist and mathematician (b. 1835)
  • 1893-12-04 John Tyndall, Irish physicist who demonstrated why the sky is blue and proved that the Earth's atmosphere has a greenhouse effect, dies at 73
  • 1894-01-01 Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, German physicist, dies at 36
  • 1894-05-21 August Kundt, German physicist, (sound vibration, test of Kundt), dies at 54
  • 1894-09-08 Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician and physicist, dies at 73
  • 1895-05-23 Franz E. Neumann, German mineralogist, mathematician and physicist, dies at 96
  • 1895-12-13 Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist (b. 1800)
  • 1896-05-27 Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov, Russian physicist (b. 1839)
  • 1896-08-01 William Robert Grove, Welsh physicist and inventor of the first fuel cell, dies at 85
  • 1896-09-18 Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau, French physicist, dies at 75
  • 1897-02-07 Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist and electrical engineer, dies at 49
  • 1898-08-27 John Hopkinson, British physicist and electrical engineer (Hopkinson's Law) dies with three of his children in a mountaineering accident in the Pennine Alps, Switzerland at 49
  • 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)
  • 1901-10-02 Rudolph Koenig, German physicist, dies at 68
  • 1902-04-12 Marie Alfred Cornu, French physicist (b. 1842)
  • 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 (Nobel 1903) and husband of Marie Curie, dies in a cart accident at 46
  • 1906-07-05 Paul Karl Ludwig Drude, German physicist (optics), committed suicide at 42
  • 1906-09-05 Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist (thermodynamics), dies at 62
  • 1907-08-18 John Kerr, Scottish physicist and pioneer in the field of electro-optics (electro-visually Kerr-effect), dies at 82

Person of interestWilliam Thomson

1907-12-17 William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Irish-Scottish mathematical physicist (Kelvin Scale) and engineer (transatlantic telegraph), dies of a chill at 83

Mathematical Physicist and Engineer William Thomson
Mathematical Physicist and Engineer
William Thomson

Person of interestHenri Becquerel

1908-08-25 Henri Becquerel, French physicist who discovered radioactivity (Nobel 1903), dies at 55

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Becquerel
  • 1908-11-08 William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist and Inventor, dies at 60
  • 1910-01-17 Wilhelm F Kohlrausch, German physicist (Additiviteitsregel), dies at 69
  • 1910-03-04 Knut Ångström, Swedish physicist (b. 1857)
  • 1911-03-01 Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist & physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 58
  • 1911-03-13 Jacob Maarten van Bemmelen, Dutch physicist and chemist, dies at 80
  • 1911-07-05 George J Stoney, Irish physicist, dies at 85
  • 1912-03-06 August Toepler, German physicist, dies at 75
  • 1914-05-27 Joseph Swan, English physicist and chemist (incandescent light bulb), dies at 85
  • 1915-01-28 Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist and mathematician known for discovering the Umov-Poynting vector and Umov effect, dies at 68
  • 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 explorer and physicist (nominated 7 times for Nobel Prize), dies at 49
  • 1917-09-05 Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist (pioneer of statistical physics), dies at 45
  • 1918-10-28 Edward Bouchet, American Physicist, 1st African American to receive US Ph.D, dies at 66
  • 1919-04-04 William Crookes, English chemist and physicist (Crookes-pipe, thallium), dies at 86
  • 1919-04-08 Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist, dies at 70 (b. 1848)

Person of interestJohn William Strutt

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 (Rydberg formula), dies at 65
  • 1920-08-16 Sir Norman Lockyer, English physicist, co-founder of helium gas, founder and editor of "Nature" magazinem dies at 84
  • 1921-07-11 Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist and inventor, 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)

Person of interestWilhelm Röntgen

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
Physicist/Nobel Laureate Johannes van der Waals
Physicist/Nobel Laureate
Johannes van der Waals
  • 1923-03-27 James Dewar, Scottish chemist and physicist (Dewarfles/cordiet), dies at 80
  • 1923-09-12 Jules Violle, French physicist and inventor, dies at 81
  • 1924-01-13 Georg Hermann Quincke, German physicist (Test of Quincke), dies at 89
  • 1925-03-27 Carl Neumann, German mathematician and physicist (Neumann-functions), dies at 92
  • 1925-09-16 Alexander Alexandrovich Friedman, Russian physicist (b. 1888)
  • 1926-02-21 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist (liquid helium, Nobel 1913), dies at 72
  • 1926-05-30 Vladimir Steklov, Russian physicist (b. 1864)
  • 1927-01-03 Carle David Tolmé Runge, German mathematician and physicist, dies at 70
  • 1927-09-12 Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer, dies at 80
  • 1928-02-04 Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, Dutch physicist (electromagnetic radiation, Nobel 1902), dies at 74
  • 1928-08-30 Wilhelm Wien, German 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, American physicist (1907 Nobel), dies at 78
  • 1933-09-25 Paul Ehrenfest, Austrian-Dutch theoretical physicist (phase transition, Ehrenfest theorem), dies at 53
  • 1934-01-13 Paul Ulrich Villard, French chemist and physicist who discovered gamma rays, dies at 73
  • 1934-01-29 Fritz Haber, German physicist and chemist (Nobel 1918), dies at 65
  • 1934-05-11 Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist & honorary member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences (1920), dies at 81
  • 1935-01-07 Alfred Ewing, Scottish Physicist (magnetic properties of metals, hysteresis), dies at 79
  • 1935-03-12 Mihajlo Pupin, Serbian-American physicist and telephone pioneer, dies at 76
  • 1936-05-09 François Conrad Schlumberger, French physicist, dies at 57
  • 1937-01-23 Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist and politician (Minister of Education), dies at 60

Person of interestErnest Rutherford

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

  • 1937-11-23 Jagadish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist, ploymath and writer, dies at 78

Person of interestGustaf Dalén

1937-12-09 [Nils] Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist and industrialist (AGA, Nobel Prize in Physics 1912), dies at 68

Industrialist and Inventor Gustaf Dalén
Industrialist and Inventor
Gustaf Dalén
  • 1938-11-20 Edwin Hall, American physicist (discovered Hall effect), dies at 83
  • 1940-08-22 Oliver Joseph Lodge, English physicist, early radio pioneer, dies at 89

Person of interestJ. J. Thomson

1940-08-30 J. J. Thomson, English physicist who discovered the electron (Nobel 1906), dies at 83

Physicist J. J. Thomson
Physicist
J. J. Thomson
  • 1940-10-24 Pierre Weiss, French physicist (theory of ferromagnetism) dies at 75
  • 1940-12-13 Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, French physicist and inventor of the moving-coil D'Arsonval galvanometer, dies at 89
  • 1941-08-30 Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer and physicist, dies at 67
  • 1941-11-18 Walther Hermann Nernst, Prussian physicist and chemist (Nobel 1920), dies at 77
  • 1942-03-10 William Henry Bragg, English physicist (Nobel 1915-analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays), dies at 79
  • 1942-04-17 Jean Baptiste Perrin, French physicist, (1926 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovery of sedimentation equilibrium), dies at 71
  • 1942-10-08 Sergei Chaplygin, Russian physicist and engineer, dies at 73

Person of interestNikola Tesla

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 and mathematician, dies at 33
  • 1944-10-23 Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist (1917 Nobel Prize for Physics for X-ray scattering), dies at 67
  • 1944-11-27 Leonid Isaakovich Mandelshtam, Russian physicist (b. 1879)
  • 1945-04-18 John Ambrose Fleming, English electrical engineer & physicist, dies at 95
  • 1945-09-24 Hans Geiger, German physicist (co-inventor of the Geiger counter), dies at 62
  • 1945-12-11 Charles Fabry, French physicist, discoverer of ozone layer in upper atmosphere, dies at 78

Famous Physicists