Physicists in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 447 of 447

  • 1933-06-06 Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986), born in Buchs, Switzerland (d. 2013)
  • 1933-09-27 Rodney Cotterill, Danish-English physicist (d. 2007)
  • 1934-03-04 Janez Strnad, Slovenian physicist, , and author (We Are Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made Of), born in Ljubljana, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (now Slovenia) (d. 2017)
  • 1934-12-30 John Norris Bahcall, American physicist (d. 2005)
  • 1936-01-10 Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist & radio astronomer (1978 Nobel laureate), born in Houston, Texas

Person of interestSamuel C. C. Ting

1936-01-27 Samuel C. C. Ting, American physicist and Nobel Laureate (1976 J/ψ particle), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Samuel C. C. Ting
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Samuel C. C. Ting
  • 1936-01-27 Barry C. Barish, American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2017, gravitational waves), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1936-06-08 Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist (Nobel 1982), born in Waltham, Massachusetts (d. 2013)
  • 1937-06-26 Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist (Nobel 1996), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2013)
  • 1938-03-26 Anthony James Leggett, English physicist, (Nobel Prize for Physics 2013 for superfluidity), born in London, England
  • 1938-11-26 Rodney Jory, Australian physicist, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1939-05-02 Sumio Iijima, Japanese physicist, born in Koshigaya, Saitama, Japan
  • 1940-01-04 Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)
  • 1940-05-18 A Marshall Stoneham, FRS, physicist
  • 1940-06-01 Kip Thorne, American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2017, LIGO), born in Logan, Utah
  • 1940-11-25 Reinhard Furrer, German physicist and astronaut (STS 22), born in Worgl, Germany
  • 1941-06-20 Ulf D Merbold, German physicist/astronaut (STS 9, 42, Soyuz TM-19)
  • 1941-12-02 Paul Ching Wu Chu, Chinese-American physicist (superconductivity), born in Changsha, Hunan, China

Person of interestStephen Hawking

1942-01-08 Stephen Hawking, English physicist (Black Holes & Baby Universes), born in Oxford, England (d. 2018)

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Physicist
Stephen Hawking
  • 1942-06-12 Homer Neal, African-American particle physicist, born in Franklin, Kentucky (d. 2018)
  • 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 (discovery of the integer quantum Hall effect, Nobel 1985), born in Schroda, Reichsgau Posen, Germany
  • 1944-04-04 David Melville, British physicist and academic (Middlesex Polytechnic), born in Gateshead, Durham, England
  • 1944-12-19 Mitchell Feigenbaum, American mathematical physicist
  • 1945-02-12 David D Friedman, American economist, physicist, legal scholar, and libertarian theorist (The Machinery of Freedom), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-08-01 Douglas Osheroff, American physicist (Nobel 1996), born in Aberdeen, Washington
  • 1945-10-25 David Schramm, American astrophysicist (pioneer in establishing particle astrophysics as a vibrant research field), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1946-03-28 Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist and astronaut, born in Almelo Netherlands, (d. 2014)
  • 1946-07-05 Gerard 't Hooft, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1999-for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions), born in July 5, 1946 (age 72) Den Helder, Netherlands
  • 1947-04-11 Lev Bulat, Russian physicist, born in Chernovtsy, Ukraine
  • 1947-07-20 Gerd Binnig, Frankfurt, physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986)
  • 1948-01-20 Natan Sharansky, Israeli politician & human rights activist, born in Donetsk, Ukraine
  • 1948-09-13 Dimitri Nanopoulos, Greek physicist, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1950-05-16 Johannes Bednorz, German superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)
  • 1951-05-15 Frank Wilczek, American Physicist (2004 Nobel Prize), born in Mineola, New York
  • 1951-10-19 Demetrios Christodoulou, Greek mathematical physicist, recipient of the Bôcher Memorial Prize
  • 1952-11-05 Vandana Shiva, Indian scholar and environmental activist, born in Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • 1957-03-18 Christer Fuglesang, physicist/astronaut (Mir backup), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1957-10-21 Wolfgang Ketterle, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1958-10-10 John M. Grunsfeld, American physicist and astronaut (STS 67, 81), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959-05-27 Donna Strickland, Canadian physicist (Nobel Prize 2018 laser beams), born in Guelph, Ontario
  • 1961-11-11 Yuri Milner, Russian physicist and entrepreneur, established the Breakthrough Prize, born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1963-02-09 Brian Greene, American physicist
  • 1963-07-01 Edward Tsang Lu, American physicist and NASA astronaut (STS 84), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1973-12-05 Luboš Motl, Czech theoretical physicist, born in Plzeň, Czech Republic

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 417 of 417

  • 2013-02-19 Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist (Nobel 1996), dies at 75
  • 2013-02-28 Donald A. Glaser, American physicist (Nobel 1960), dies at 86
  • 2013-05-16 Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986), dies at 79
  • 2013-06-15 Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist (Nobel 1982), dies from lymphoma at 77
  • 2014-05-18 Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist & 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 Hard Townes, American Physicist and inventor (Nobel Prize 1964 for mazer-lazer principle), dies at 99
  • 2015-05-07 Sir Samuel "Sam" Edwards, Welsh physicist (condensed matter physics), dies at 87
  • 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
  • 2018-01-23 Nicanor Parra, Chilean poet, mathematician, and physicist (Defense of Violeta Parra), dies at 103

Person of interestStephen Hawking

2018-03-14 Stephen Hawking, English physicist (Black Holes & Baby Universes), dies at 76

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Physicist
Stephen Hawking
  • 2018-05-03 David Pines, American physicist, dies at 93
  • 2018-05-23 Homer Neal, African-American particle physicist, dies of a stroke at 75
  • 2018-10-03 Leon M. Lederman, American experimental physicist (1982 Nobel Prize for research on quarks and leptons) and author (The God Particle), dies from complications of dementia at 96
  • 2019-03-01 Zhores Alferov, Soviet/Russian physicist (2000 Nobel Prize in Physics), dies at 88

Famous Physicists