Scientific Revolution

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  • Nov 17, 1514

    Heliocentric Universe suggested by Copernicus

    Nicolaus Copernicus develops the idea of a heliocentric Universe in his publication "De revolutionibus orbium coelestium".Also known as "On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres", this book gave evidence and ideas that displaced the Earth as the center of the universe. At first it was his private manuscript entitled "Commentariolus" and was later published.
  • Nov 17, 1551

    Erasmus Reinhold publishes Prutenic Tables

    Erasmus Reinhold published the Prutenis Tables in 1551. These discoveries would later be the foundation of modern physics and chemistry.
  • Giordano Bruno publishes on the Infinite Universe and its Worlds

    On the Infinite Universes and its Worlds was Bruno's record of how the universe is continuously and expanding and the earth cannot possibly be the center of this expansion. Bruno is burned at the steak for his "blasphemous" thoughts.
  • Galileo Giscovers Gravity

    Galileo Galilei performs a demonstration on gravity. He dropped two weights from the leanign tower of pisa, and they both landed at the same time.
  • Kepler published Astronomia Nova

    Johannes Kepler published his work entitled "Astronomia Nova" which is considered one of the most important books during the Scietific Revolution. This book supported Copernicus' idea that the sun is the center of the universe, not the Earth.
  • Galileo goes to trial

    Galileo went to trial for his works. He was accused of heresy and false teachings. His discoveries naturally challenged the authority of the church because his discoveries deemed God and his order obsolete. His discovery that the sun was the center of the universe was the most controversial at the time.
  • Newton publishes Philosopiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica

    This publication is believed to be the most important scientific book ever written. In this book, Sir Isaac Newton introduces his developed Laws of Motion. He also explains his discoveries on the natural order of the universe as it pertains to gravity. The phenomena explained in his book would later be the main dominance of exploration for hundreds of years. He also mentions the works of all the scientists who went before him. He still is the most important of all the scientists.
  • Birth of Modern Chemistry

    Antoine Lavoisier developed the law of conservation of mass. His works and discoveies would later be the foundation of modern chemistry. This law is the second most important scientific discovery, behind the Law of Gravity.
  • Joule develops the Law of Conservation of Energy

    James Prescott Joule discovered many phenomena reguarding energy and chemistry. Later, the term Joule would be the name of the unit for measuring energy.
  • Theory of Reltivity

    in 1915, Albert Einstein developed his theory of General Relativity. This discovery genralises Newton's laws of gravity and explains gravity as a geometric property of space and time. This modification discovery is the reason that Albert Einstein is reguarded as one of the most important scinetists in history, along with Sir Isaac Newton.
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