Science Timeline

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  • Jan 1, 1300

    Occam's Razor

    Occam's Razor
    William of Ockaham developed the idea now called Occam's razor. Which is "When you have two competing theories that make exactly the same predictions, the simpler one is better".
  • Jan 1, 1543

    Heliocentric Model

    Heliocentric Model
    Nicolaus Copenicus began working on his theory of heliocentricity, which is the now accepted idea that the planets revolve around the sun.
  • Sep 28, 1543

    Studies of the human body

    Studies of the human body
    Adreas Vesalius is called the founder of modern human anatomy. He was a pysician and anatomist and published some of the first works on anoatomy.
  • Magnetic Field

    Magnetic Field
    William Gilbert, a follower of Copernicus, published a famous work titled "De Magnete". Some say he is the father of electricity and magnetism. He was the first to point out that Earth itself is a giant magnet.
  • Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion

    Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion
    In this year, Johannes Kepler created his laws of planetary motion: 1. The orbit of every planet is an ellipse with the sun at a focus. 2. A line joining a planet and the sun sweeps out equal areas during equal intervals of time. 3. The square of the orbital period of a planet is directly proportioned to the cube of the semi major axos of it's orbit.
  • Scientific Method

    Scientific Method
    Rene' Descartes developes the modern Scietific Method.
  • Barometer

    Evangelista Torricelli invents the mercury barometer, he also gave the frist scientific description of wind.
  • Microbiology

    Antonie van Leeuwenhoek was the first to study protozoa, he also greatly improved the microscope, he was also the first to describe red blood cells. He is called " The father of microbiology".
  • Speed of Light

    Speed of Light
    Ole Romer, a Danish asronomer, makes the first quanative measure of the speed of light.
  • Mercury Thermometer

    Mercury Thermometer
    Gabriel Farenhiet invents the Mercury thermometer.
  • Lightning and Electricity

    Lightning and Electricity
    Benjamin Franklin discovers the simialarity between electricity and lightning.
  • Discovery of Uranus

    Discovery of Uranus
    William Herschel discovers Uranus, one of the most distant planets in our solar system.
  • Electric Battery

    Electric Battery
    Allesandro Volta is the namesake of the term "Volt", He was the first to describe the electric battery as well as Methane.
  • Periodidc Table

    Periodidc Table
    Dmitri Mendeleev creates the periodic table of the elements. His first model has been adjusted over time as new elements are discovered.
  • X-rays discovered

    X-rays discovered
    Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen discovers X-rays. In 1901 he is award the first Nobel Prize in Pyhsics.