Science History Timeline

Scientific Accomplishments

Publication- De Humani Corporis Fabrica

1543

Life Science

Publication- De Revolutionibus orbium coelestium

1543

Astronomy

Invention- Telescope

1608

Physics

Invention- Microscope

1625

Chemistry

Invention- Barometer

1643

Earth Science

Invention- Pendulum clock

1656

Physics

Publication- Philosophie naturalis principia mathematica

1687

Physics

Invention- Mercury thermometer

1714

Physics

Discovery- Photosynthesis

1771

Life Science

Discovery- Uranus

1781

Astronomy

Publication- Traite' elementair de chemie

1789

Chemistry

Discovery- Infrared radiation

1800

Physics

Invention- Electric battery

1800

Physics

Discovery- Ultraviolet radiation

1801

Physics

Publication- A New SYstem of Chemical Philosophy

1808

Chemistry

Invention- Spectroscope

1814

Physics

Publication- Lyell's Principles of Geology

1830

Earth Science

Invention- Electric generators

1831

Physics

Description of cell division

1832

Life Science

Discovery- Neptune

1846

Astronomy

Discovery- Neanderthal man

1856

Life Science

Publication- Origin of the species

1859

Life Science

Discovery- Pasteurization

1862

Life Science

Discovery- Chlorophyll

1865

Life Science

Discovery- Radio waves

1887

Physics

Michelson-Morley experiment

1887

Physics

Discovery- Electron

1897

Chemistry

Discovery- Mohorovicic discontinuity

1909

Earth Science

Rutherford's gold foil experiment

1911

Chemistry

Discovery- Proton

1919

Chemistry

Discovery- Neutron

1932

Chemistry

Description of solar fusion

1938

Earth Science

Invention- Aqualung

1942

Earth Science

Invention- Transistor

1947

Physics

Discovery- Structure of DNA

1953

Life Science

Launch of Sputnik

1957

Astronomy

International Geophysical Year

1958

Earth Science

Publication- Silent Spring

1962

Earth Science

Man lands on the moon

1969

Astronomy

Invention- Chromatography

1987

Life Science

Scientists

N. Copernicus

1473 - 1543

Astronomy

William Gilbert

1544 - 1603

Physics

Galileo Galilei

1564 - 1642

Physics

J. Kepler

1571 - 1630

Astronomy

A. Van Leewenhoek

1632 - 1723

Life Science

Isaac Newton

1642 - 1727

Physics

Daniel Bernoulli

1700 - 1782

Physics

Carolus Linneaus

1707 - 1778

Life Science

James Hutton

1726 - 1797

Earth Science

C. A. DeCoulomb

1736 - 1806

Physics

Alessandro Volta

1745 - 1827

Physics

P. Simon LaPlace

1749 - 1827

Astronomy

John Dalton

1766 - 1844

Chemistry

Michael Faraday

1791 - 1867

Physics

Charles Darwin

1809 - 1882

Life Science

T. Schwann

1810 - 1882

Life Science

J. Prescott Joule

1818 - 1889

Physics

Gregor Mendel

1822 - 1884

Life Science

Louis Pasteur

1822 - 1895

Life Science

JC Maxwell

1831 - 1879

Physics

Dmitri Mendeleev

1834 - 1907

Chemistry

Wladimir Koppen

1846 - 1940

Earth Science

A.H. Bequerel

1852 - 1908

Physics

JJ Thomson

1856 - 1940

Chemistry

Marie Curie

1867 - 1934

Chemistry

H. Leavitt

1868 - 1921

Astronomy

E. Rutherford

1871 - 1937

Chemistry

Albert Einstein

1879 - 1955

Physics

A. Wegener

1880 - 1930

Earth Science

Niels Bohr

1885 - 1962

Chemistry

Edwin Hubble

1889 - 1953

Astronomy

Charles Richter

1900 - 1985

Earth Science

W. Heisenberg

1901 - 1976

Physics