Today in Physicist History

Sub-Topics: Andrei Sakharov - Galileo Galilei - Isaac Newton - Nikola Tesla

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 5

1932-12-05 - German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa to enter America
1936-12-10 - Stockholm: physicist PBJ Debije receives Nobel prize for chemistry
1989-02-22 - UK physicist Stephen Hawking calls Star Wars a "deliberate fraud"
1994-04-26 - Physicists announce first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle.
2012-12-11 - British physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most lucrative academic prize in the world

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 366

1544-05-24 - William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)
1564-02-15 - Galileo Galilei, Pisa Italy, astronomer/physicist
1567-01-04 - Franciscus Aguilon, physicist/mathematician/jesuit/architect
1571-01-21 - John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam)
1608-10-15 - Evangelista Torricelli, Italian physicist (d. 1647)
1618-04-02 - Francesco M Grimaldi, mathematician/physicist (light defraction)
1623-06-19 - Blaise Pascal, mathematician/physicist/religious writer (Pascal)
1625-08-13 - Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and physicist (d. 1698)
1627-01-25 - Robert Boyle, Ireld, physicist/chemist/author (experiments with color)
1635-07-18 - Robert Hooke, Isle of Wight, Scientist (Micrographia)
1642-12-25 - Isaac Newton, Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, England, physicist, mathematician; astronomer (Gravity, Laws of Motion), (d.1727)
Physicist & Mathematician Isaac NewtonPhysicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton (1642-12-25) 1647-08-22 - Denis Papin, French physicist (Papiniaanse pot, steam machine)
1653-03-25 - Joseph Sauveur, French physicist/mathematician
1655-09-19 - Jan Luyts, Netherlands, scholar/physicist/mathematician/astronomer
1663-08-31 - Guillaume Amontons, French physicist
1688-09-26 - Willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist
1692-03-14 - Peter Musschenbroek, Dutch physician/physicist (Leyden jar)
1700-11-19 - Jean-Antoine Nollet, French abbot and physicist (d. 1770)
1704-10-09 - Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician (d. 1777)
1711-07-22 - Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (d. 1753)
1711-08-05 - Johan Lulofs, Dutch physicist/philosopher/astronomer
1716-10-03 - Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist (d. 1781)
1718-07-31 - John Canton, English physicist (d. 1772)
1724-12-13 - Aepinus, [Franz UT Hoch], German physician/physicist
1728-04-16 - Joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist
1731-10-10 - Henry Cavendish, England, physicist/chemist (discovered hydrogen)
1732-09-06 - Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist (d. 1796)
1733-05-04 - Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (d. 1799)
1736-06-14 - Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, physicist (formulated Coulomb's Law)
1737-09-07 - Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomist/physicist
1740-02-17 - Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist
1742-07-01 - Georg C Lichtenberg, German physicist/writer (types of Lichtenberg)
Physicist and Inventor Alessandro VoltaPhysicist and Inventor Alessandro Volta (1745-02-18) 1745-02-18 - Count Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Gerolamo Umberto Volta, Como, Italy, physicist and inventor (battery)
1749-03-23 - Pierre-Simon Laplace, mathematician/astronomer/physicist
1750-03-20 - Martinus van Marum, Dutch chemist/physicist (Homo Diluvii Testus)
1753-03-26 - Benjamin Thompson, physicist (Royal Inst of Great Britain, Woburn MA)
1753-04-28 - Franz K Achard, German physicist
1754-03-23 - Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician, physicist, and artillery officer (d. 1802)
1756-11-30 - Ernst Chladni, German physicist (d. 1827)
1761-12-11 - Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist (d. 1835)
1762-04-10 - Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist (d. 1834)
1766-09-06 - John Dalton, English physicist, developed atomic theory of matter
1770-04-09 - Thomas Johann Seebeck, German physicist (d. 1831)
1770-10-22 - Thomas Seebeck, Baltic German physicist (d. 1831)
1774-04-21 - Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist/astronomer (balloonist)
1775-01-20 - André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (d. 1836)
1775-07-23 - Etienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (d. 1812)
1776-12-16 - Johann Wilhelm Ritter, German physicist (d. 1810)
1777-03-31 - Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist (d. 1859)
Physicist/Chemist Hans OerstedPhysicist/Chemist Hans Oersted (1777-08-14) 1777-08-14 - Hans Christian Oersted, Rudkøbing, Denmark, physicist/chemist (View of Chemical Law), (d. 1951)
1778-12-06 - Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French physicist and chemist (d. 1850)
1781-06-21 - Siméon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1840)
1781-12-11 - David Brewster, Scotland, physicist/inventor (kaleidoscope)
1785-02-12 - Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist (d. 1838)
1786-02-28 - D Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist/politician
1786-03-25 - Giovanni B Amia, Italian astronomer/physicist/botanist
1787-03-06 - Joseph von Fraunhofer, Germany, physicist (studied Sun's spectrum)
1787-03-16 - Georg Simon Ohm, Erlangen, Brandenburg-Bayreuth, German physicist (discovered Ohm's Law)
1787-03-17 - George Simon Ohm, physicist (discovered Ohm's Law)
1788-03-07 - Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (d. 1878)
1788-05-10 - Augustin-Jean Fresnel, optics pioneer/physicist
1791-06-30 - Félix Savart, French surgeon/physicist (law of Biot & Savart)
1792-04-23 - John Thomas Romney Robinson, Irish astronomer and physicist (d. 1882)
1794-03-05 - Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer
1796-12-29 - Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist (d. 1877)
1798-04-11 - Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (d. 1854)
1798-09-11 - Franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/mathematician/physicist
1799-02-26 - Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (d. 1864)
1800-01-11 - Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist (d. 1895)
1801-04-19 - Gustav T Fechner, [Dr Mises], German philosopher/physicist
1801-06-16 - Julius Plücker, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1868)
1801-10-14 - Joseph AF Plateau, Belgium, physicist (blinded-stared at Sun 25 secs)
1802-02-06 - Charles Wheatstone, English physicist/musician [or Feb 7]
1803-10-06 - Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist (d. 1879)
Physicist Christian DopplerPhysicist Christian Doppler (1803-11-29) 1803-11-29 - Christian Doppler, Salzburg, Austria, physicist (Doppler effect), (d. 1853)
1804-02-12 - Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (d. 1865)
1804-10-24 - Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist (d. 1891)
1810-07-21 - Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist
1811-06-21 - Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist (d. 1868)
1813-12-19 - Thomas Andrews, Belfast Ireland, chemist/physicist (ozone)
1814-08-13 - Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist (d. 1874)
1814-11-25 - Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (d. 1878)
1818-12-24 - James Prescott Joule, physicist (discovered conservation of energy)
1819-08-13 - George Gabriel Stokes, physicist/mathematician (spectroscope)
1819-09-17 - Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault, physicist (pendulum proved Earth rotates)
1819-09-23 - Hippolyte Fizeau, French physicist (d. 1896)
1820-03-24 - A. E. Becquerel, French physicist (d. 1891)
1820-07-05 - William John Macquorn Rankine, Scottish engineer and physicist (d. 1872)
1822-01-02 - Rudolph J E Clausius, Germany, physicist (thermodynamics)
1824-03-12 - Gustav R Kirchoff, Prussia, physicist (spectral analysis)
1824-06-26 - Kelvin, [William Thomson], British physicist (Kelvin Scale)
1824-12-17 - John Kerr, System physicist (electro-visually Kerr-effect)
1826-02-15 - George J Stoney, Irish physicist
1830-05-10 - Francois M Raoult, French physicist/chemist (law of Raoult)
1830-11-03 - Jacob M van Bemmelen, Dutch physicist/chemist
1831-06-13 - James Clerk Maxwell, Scotish physicist (electromagnetic theory, speed of light)
1832-05-07 - Carl G Neumann, German mathematician/physicist (Neumann-functions)
1832-06-17 - William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe, thallium)
1832-11-26 - Karl Rudolf König, German physicist (d. 1901)
1834-01-07 - Johann Philipp Reis, German physicist and inventor (d. 1874)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 326

1617-03-20 - Franciscus Aguilon, physicist/theologist/mathematician, dies at 50
1633-11-07 - Cornelis Drebbel, physicist/chemist/inventor (submarine), dies
1639-10-07 - John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam), dies at 68
1642-01-08 - Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist/astronomer, dies at 77 in Italy
1656-04-24 - Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician and physicist (b. 1561)
1662-08-19 - Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1623)
1663-12-28 - Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1618)
1679-12-31 - Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist and physicist (b. 1608)
1684-05-12 - Edme Mariotte, French physicist and priest
1705-10-11 - Guillaume Amontons, French physicist, dies at 42
1727-03-31 - Isaac Newton, English physicist/astronomer, dies in London at 84
Physicist & Mathematician Isaac NewtonPhysicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton (1727-03-31) 1736-09-16 - Daniel G Fahrenheit, Prussian/Neth physicist (thermometer), dies at 50
1742-02-28 - Willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist, dies at 53
1749-09-10 - Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1706)
1753-08-06 - Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (struck by lightning) (b. 1711)
1761-09-19 - Peter Musschenbroek, physician/physicist (Leidse Bottle), dies at 69
1768-11-04 - Johan Lulofs, Dutch physicist/philosopher/astronomer, dies at 57
1770-04-25 - Jean-Antoine Nollet, French abbot and physicist (b. 1700)
1772-03-22 - John Canton, English physicist (b. 1718)
1777-10-05 - Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician (b. 1704)
1781-05-27 - Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist (b. 1716)
1787-02-12 - Ruggiero Boscovich, Ital physicist/astronomer/philosopher, dies at 75
1795-05-20 - Ignác Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded
1796-04-18 - Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist (b. 1732)
1798-12-04 - Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomy/physicist, dies at 61
1799-01-22 - Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist/alpinist, dies at 58
1799-02-19 - Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (b. 1733)
1799-02-24 - Georg C Lichtenberg, German physicist/writer, dies at 56
1799-12-06 - Joseph Black, Scottish medical/chemist/physicist, dies at 71
1802-08-10 - Aepinus, [Franz UT Hoch], German physician/physicist, dies at 77
1806-08-23 - Charles Augustin de Coulomb, Fren physicist (coulometrie), dies at 70
1810-02-24 - Henry Cavendish, physicist/chemist, dies
1812-02-24 - Etienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (b. 1775)
1814-08-21 - Benjamin Thompson, American physicist and inventor (b. 1753)
1821-04-20 - Franz K Achard, German physicist/chemist, dies at 67
1822-11-19 - Johann Georg Tralles, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1763)
1826-06-07 - Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist (b. 1787)
Physicist and Inventor Alessandro VoltaPhysicist and Inventor Alessandro Volta (1827-03-05) 1827-03-05 - Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist (made 1st battery), dies at 82
1827-04-03 - Ernst Chladni, German physicist (b. 1756)
1827-07-14 - Augustin-Jean Fresnel, French physicist (b. 1788)
1829-05-10 - Thomas Young, physicist/decipherer of Egyptian hierogolyphics, dies
1831-12-10 - Thomas Seebeck, Baltic German physicist (b. 1770)
1834-01-17 - Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist (b. 1762)
1835-06-08 - Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist (b. 1761)
1836-06-10 - André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (b. 1775)
1836-08-21 - Claude-Louis Navier, French physicist (b. 1785)
1837-12-26 - Martinus van Marum, chemist/physicist (giant salamander), dies at 87
1841-03-16 - Félix Savart, French surgeon/physicist, dies at 49
1844-07-27 - John Dalton, Engl physicist/chemist (molecular theorist), dies at 77
1850-05-09 - Louis-Joseph Gay-Lussac, chemist/physicist, dies
1851-03-09 - Hans Christian Oersted, Danish physicist, dies at 73
1853-03-17 - Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist, dies at 49
Physicist Christian DopplerPhysicist Christian Doppler (1853-03-17) 1853-10-02 - D Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist (chromosome), dies
1854-07-06 - Georg Ohm, German physicist and mathematician (Ohm's law), dies at 65
1854-08-11 - Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (b. 1798)
1856-05-06 - William Hamilton, metaphysicist, dies
1859-07-05 - Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist (b. 1777)
1862-01-01 - Mikhail Vasilievich Ostrogradsky, Russian physicist (b. 1801)
1862-02-03 - Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist/astronomer, dies at 87
1863-04-10 - Giovanni B Amia, Italian astronomer/physicist/botanist, dies at 77
1864-01-28 - Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (b. 1799)
1865-02-10 - Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (b. 1804)
1868-05-22 - Julius Plucker, German mathematician/physicist (formula of P), dies
1868-06-25 - Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist (b. 1811)
1870-04-04 - Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist (b. 1802)
1872-10-21 - Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer, dies at 78
1873-03-29 - Francesco Zantedeschi, Italian physicist (b. 1797)
1874-06-21 - Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist (b. 1814)
1875-08-31 - Oskar Peschel, German geographer (Physicist Erdkunde), dies at 49
1877-01-24 - Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist (b. 1796)
1877-09-26 - Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1809)
1878-01-18 - Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1788)
1878-01-19 - Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist, dies at 67
1878-03-20 - Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (b. 1814)
1879-04-04 - Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist (b. 1803)
1879-11-05 - James Clerk Maxwell, Scotish physicist (speed of light), dies at 48
1883-09-15 - Joseph AF Plateau, Belgium physicist (Blue Moon), dies
1883-11-18 - Wilhelm Siemens, German/British physicist (steam engine), dies
1885-11-26 - Thomas Andrews, Irish physicist/chemist (ozone), dies at 71
1887-10-17 - Gustav R Kirchhoff, German physicist (spectroscopy), dies at 63
1887-11-18 - Gustav T Fechner, German psychologist/physicist, dies at 86
1888-04-16 - Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist (b. 1845)
1888-08-24 - Rudolph J E Clausius, German physicist (thermodynamics), dies
1889-10-11 - James Prescott Joule, English physicist (b. 1818)
1891-05-11 - A. E. Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1820)
1891-06-23 - Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist (b. 1804)
1893-01-07 - Jožef Stefan, Slovenian physicist and mathematician (b. 1835)
1894-01-01 - Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, German physicist (b. 1857)
1894-05-21 - August A Kundt, German physicist, (test of Kundt), dies at 54
1895-05-23 - Franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/physicist, dies at 96
1895-12-13 - Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist (b. 1800)
1896-05-27 - Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov, Russian physicist (b. 1839)
1896-09-18 - Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau, physicist, dies
1897-02-07 - Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (Ferrari), dies 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)
1902-04-12 - Marie Alfred Cornu, French physicist (b. 1842)
1903-02-01 - George G Stokes, British physicist/pres Royal Society, dies at 83
1905-01-14 - Ernst Abbe, German physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company), dies at 64


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