Dead Guys in Science

Events

Robert Boyle establishes Boyle's Law

1662

Carl Scheele independently discovers oxygen

1772

Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen

1774

Antoine Lavoisier names oxygen

1778

Antoine Lavoisier names hydrogen

1783

Joseph Proust proposes the Law of Definite Proportions

1794

John Dalton proposes the first useful atomic theory of matter

1803

Julius Plucker identifies and experiments with cathode rays

1859

William Crookes confirms the existence of cathode rays with his Crookes' Tube

1878

J.J Thomson discovers the electron

1897

Marie Curie and Pierre Curie discover radium and polonium

1898

Ernest Rutherford proposes the Theory of Atomic Disintegration

1902

J.J. Thomson proposes the plum pudding model

1904

Ernest Marsden, Hans Geiger, and Ernest Rutherford carry out the Geiger-Marsden experiments

1908

Jean Baptiste Perrin tests and verifies Einstein's predictions about Brownian motion

1908

Hans Geiger invents the Geiger Counter

1908

Robert Milikan measures the charge of the electron

1909

Ernest Rutherford discovers the nucleus and creates the Rutherford atomic model

1909

Frederick Soddy proposes the theory of isotopes

1912

Ernest Rutherford discovers and names protons

1920

James Chadwick discovers neutrons

1935