Scientist research

Events

Democritus

460 BC

All matter consists of invisible particles called atoms
Atoms are solid but invisible
Atoms are homogenous
Published over 70 books

John Dalton

1766

Developed the modern atomic theory
Researched color blindness

Antione Lavoisier

1800

French nobleman
Changed science from qualitative to quantitative
Opposed the phlogiston theory
Contributed to the construction of the metric system

Robert Millikan

1868

Nobel peace prize winner
Doctorate degree from columbia university
researched electric charge carried by single cells

Ernest rutherford

1871

participated in dating the earth
Radically altered our understanding of nature
Showed problems with radioactivity

Max planck

1900

Able to deduce the relationship between the energy and the frequency of radiation
Elected to a foreign membership of the royal society

Werner Heisenberg

1901

Lecturer in theoretical physics at the University of Copenhagen with Niels Bohr
Worked on problems of plasma physics and thermonuclear processes

Marie Curie

1903

researched and studied radioactivity
pitchblende is more radioactive than uranium
discovered polonium

Niels bohr

1913

different structures of atoms
Energy is transferred in very specific quantity

Albert Einstein

1920

Developed a general theory
Embarked on the construction of unified field theories

Erwin Schrodinger

1926

Interpretations of quantum mechanics
Schrodinger method
Nobel prize in physics

Louis De Broglie

1927

Wave Nature of electrons
De Broglie theory
Pilot wave model

James Chadwick

1930

Directed alpha particles
Neutral particles have about the same mass as a proton