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Physics - Notable Historical Events

Wilhelm RöntgenDec 10, 1901

Marie CurieDec 10, 1903

Albert EinsteinSep 27, 1905

Johannes van der WaalsDec 10, 1910

Emilio G. SegrèDec 11, 1959

Robert HofstadterDec 10, 1961

SchawlowOct 19, 1981

Stephen HawkingDec 11, 2012

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Physics - Historical Events
Date Event
1900-12-14

Birth of Quantum Physics: Max Planck presents a theoretical derivation of his black-body radiation law.

1901-12-10

First Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Wilhelm Röntgen for his discovery of X-rays

1903-12-10

Nobel for physics awarded to Pierre and Marie Curie

1905-09-27

The physics journal Annalen der Physik publishes Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", introducing the equation E=mc².

1910-12-10

Johannes van der Waals wins Nobel Prize for physics

1913-12-10

Kamerlingh Onnes receives Nobel prize for physics

1937-11-11

Nobel prize for physics awarded to C J Davisson & GP Thomson

1939-11-09

Nobel for physics awarded to Ernest O Lawrence (cyclotron)

1945-05-03

Allies arrests German nuclear physics Werner Heisenberg

1951-03-25

E Purcell & EM Ewen detect 21-cm radiation at Harvard physics lab

1953-11-05

Nobel prize for physics awarded/appended on Frederik Zernicke

1954-11-03

Nobel for physics awarded to Max Born & Walter Bothe

1956-11-01

Nobel for physics awarded to Shockley, Brattain & Bardeen

1959-12-11

Emilio G. Segrè publishes his discovery of the antiproton, a sub-atomic antiparticle for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1959

1960-07-20

The head of the Physics Department at the Israel Institute of Technology, Kurt Sitte, is arrested for espionage.

1961-12-10

Robert Hofstadter and Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer win the Nobel Prize in Physics for their pioneering studies of electron scattering in atomic nuclei and discoveries concerning the structure of the nucleon

1967-10-18

Nobel prize for physics awarded to Hans A Bethe

1968-10-30

Nobel prize for physics awarded to Luis Alvarez (bubble chamber)

1981-10-19

Nicolaas Bloembergen & Arthur Schawlow win Nobel for physics (laser)

1988-10-19

3 Americans win Nobel in physics; 3 W Germans win chemistry Nobel

1991-11-01

Three faculty, and one staff member of the department of physics and astronomy, were killed, along with one administrator, when physics graduate student Gang Lu went on a shooting rampage at the University of Iowa.

1993-10-13

Nobel prize for physics awarded to Russel Hulse & Joseph Taylor

2012-10-09

Serge Haroche and David Wineland win the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for work on quantum optics

2012-12-11

British physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most lucrative academic prize in the world

2013-10-08

Peter Higgs and François Englert win the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the origin of the mass of subatomic particles

2014-10-07

Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura win the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing blue light emitting diodes

2016-12-11

Two Scottish-born scientists awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

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Physics - Notable Birthdays

Ernest RutherfordAug 30, 1871

Niels BohrOct 7, 1885

Carl David AndersonSep 3, 1905

Arthur Leonard SchawlowMay 5, 1921

Physics - Birthdays
Date Event
1858-04-23

Max Planck, German physicist (Planck Constant, Nobel 1918) father of Quantum Physics

1862-03-04

Robert Emden, Swiss geo/astro physics (Emden-polytroop)

1871-08-30

Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, New Zealand physicist and father of nuclear physics (Nobel 1908), (d. 1937)

1879-02-06

Carl Ramsauer, Berlin, Germany, professor of physics and a research physicist (Ramsauer-Townsend effect)

1882-10-05

Giorgio Abetti, Italian astronomer (Solar physics)

1885-10-07

Niels Bohr, Denmark, physicist, expanded quantum physics (Nobel 1922)

1905-09-03

Carl David Anderson, NYC, physicist (1936 Nobel Prize for physics), (d. 1991)

1908-9-19

Viki Weisskopf, Victor Frederick Weisskopf: The Man of Insight - His Journey Into the Depths of Physics

1921-05-05

Arthur Leonard Schawlow, Mount Vernon, New York, American physicist, shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers

1924-08-01

Georges Charpak, Paris, Polish-French Physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel Prize for Physics in 1992)

1961-11-10

Rudolf Grimm, Austrian physics professor

1993-04-22

Jordan Fountain, The Physics Perspective

Physics - Deaths
Date Event
1940-10-08

Robert Emden, Swiss geo/astro physics (Gaskugeln), dies at 78

1968-10-27

Lise Meitner, Austria/Swedish physics (protactinium), dies at 89

1984-10-14

Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 1918)

1995-01-01

Eugene Wigner, physicist (Nobel prize for physics-1963), dies at 92

2002-01-08

Alexander Prochorow, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (b. 1916)

2002-04-22

Viki Weisskopf, Victor Frederick Weisskopf: The Man of Insight - His Journey Into the Depths of Physics


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