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  • Antonie Lavosier

    Antonie Lavosier
    was a French nobleman prominent in the histories of chemistry and biology.[2] He found and termed both oxygen (1778) and hydrogen (1783), helped construct the metric system, put together the first extensive list of elements, and helped to reform chemical nomenclature. He was also the first to establish that sulfur was an element (1777) rather than a compound.[3] He discovered that, although matter may change its form or shape, its mass always remains the same.
  • Joseph Proust

    Joseph Proust
    studied chemistry in his father’s shop and later came to Paris where he gained the appointment of apothecary in chief to the Salpetriere. He also taught chemistry with Pilâtre de Rozier, a famous aeronaut.
  • john dalton

    john dalton
    was an English chemist, meteorologist and physicist. He is best known for his pioneering work in the development of modern atomic theory, and his research into colour blindness (sometimes referred to as Daltonism, in his honour).
  • Amadeo Avagadro

    Amadeo Avagadro
    was an Italian savant. He is most noted for his contributions to molecular theory, including what is known as Avogadro's law. In tribute to him, the number of elementary entities (atoms, molecules, ions or other particles) in 1 mole of a substance, 6.02214179(30)×1023, is known as the Avogadro constant.
  • william crooks

    william crooks
    was a chemist and physicist who attended the Royal College of Chemistry, London, and worked on spectroscopy. He was a pioneer of vacuum tubes, inventing the Crookes tube.
  • J.J. Thompson

    J.J. Thompson
    was a British physicist and Nobel laureate. He is credited for the discovery of the electron and of isotopes, and the invention of the mass spectrometer. Thomson was awarded the 1906 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the electron and for his work on the conduction of electricity in gases.
  • Madame Curie

    Madame Curie
    as a Polish–French physicist–chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes, in physics and chemistry. She was the first female professor at the University of Paris. She was the first woman to be entombed on her own merits (in 1995) in the Paris Panthéon.
  • Robert Millikan

    Robert Millikan
    was an American experimental physicist, and Nobel laureate in physics for his measurement of the charge on the electron and for his work on the photoelectric effect. He served as president of Caltech from 1921 to 1945. He also served on the board of trustees for Science Service, now known as Society for Science & the Public, from 1921-1953.
  • Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein
    was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics and one of the most prolific intellects in human history.
  • Erwin Schrodinger

    Erwin Schrodinger
    as an Austrian physicist and theoretical biologist who was one of the fathers of quantum mechanics, and is famed for a number of important contributions to physics, especially the Schrödinger equation, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1933. In 1935, after extensive correspondence with personal friend Albert Einstein, he proposed the Schrödinger's cat thought experiment.[1]
  • louise debrogile

    louise debrogile
    was a French physicist and a Nobel laureate in the year 1929. He was the sixteenth member elected to occupy seat 1 of the Académie française in 1944, and served as Perpetual Secretary of the Académie des sciences, France.
  • Henri Becquerel

    Henri Becquerel
    was a French physicist, Nobel laureate, and the discoverer of radioactivity along with Marie Curie and Pierre Curie, for which all three won the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics.
  • First Men to South Magnetic Pole

    First Men to South Magnetic Pole
    In 1907 the famous Anglo-Irish explorer Henry Shackleton recruited Douglas Mawson, an Australian geologist and 50 year old lieutenant Edgeworth David for a South Pole Expedition. The plan was for Shackleton and three men to travel to the geographic South Pole while David and two companions traveled to the magnetic pole. In October 1908 David’s men followed the coast north. Ten weeks and over 1,200 miles later the men arrived at the South Magnetic Pole.
  • William Howard Taft Inauguration

    William Howard Taft Inauguration
    Ih169113 Taft was the 27th President of the United States and won the 1908 election by a wave of popular support thanks to previous president and fellow republican, Theodore Roosevelt. A severe and unusual March blizzard hindered the Taft inauguration ceremonies. It took 6,000 city workers and 500 wagons half the night to remove 58,000 tons of snow and slush to clear the parade route.
  • Titanic Construction Begins

    Titanic Construction Begins
    The R.M.S. Titanic was built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast Ireland. It was designed to be the largest ship to ever take to the seas and took 3000 men 3 years to build at a cost of 7.5 million dollars. Titanic’s hull was launched on May 31, 1911 without her engines, boilers, machinery, and furnishings. She was then towed to deeper waters and was completed on March 31, 1912.
  • First Men to Reach North Pole

    First Men to Reach North Pole
    In February 1909, American Navy engineer Robert Peary, several Inuit tribesmen, and fellow American of African descent, Matthew Henson, left their ship anchored at Ellesmere Island’s Cape Sheridan. After traveling 480 miles the men reached the geographic North Pole. Peary wrote in his journal: “The Pole at last!!! The prize of 3 centuries, my dream and ambition for 23 years. Mine at last
  • Tel Aviv Founded

    Tel Aviv Founded
    Tel Aviv was founded on the second day of Passover, 1909. Sixty-six Jewish families gathered on a desolate sand dune outside Yafo which is now Rothschild Boulevard. The plan was to build a Hebrew urban centre in a healthy environment according to the rules of aesthetics and modern hygiene. They parceled out the land by a kind of lottery system. They gathered 60 grey shells and 60 white shells.
  • Heavier than Air Flight

    Heavier than Air Flight
    This historic first heavier than air flight across the English Channel by French aviator Louis Bleriot was funded by a grateful family after Bleriot’s wife saved their child from falling to his death. They loaned the almost bankrupt Blériot 25,000 francs which helped him perfect his Blériot XI airplane. The day he took off from Les Barraques, France to cross the channel, Blériot was on crutches because of a recent accident.
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Opens

    Indianapolis Motor Speedway Opens
    The first motor race at Indy was actually with motorcycles rather than automobiles. It consisted of 7 motorcycle races, sanctioned by the Federation of American Motorcyclists. The first of the automobile races took place August 19-21, 1909, and consisted of 16 races sanctioned by the American Automobile Association. The photo above shows the start of the1909 Wheeler-Schebler Trophy 300-mile Race which featured 19 of the world’s most powerful cars.
  • First Paris Air Show

    First Paris Air Show
    Screen Shot 2009-12-22 At 1.36.59 Pm The first air show in Paris was held at the Grand Palais. Visitors came to admire the early flying machines and also buy them. “A Wright aircraft cost 30,000 francs, a Farman biplane cost 23,000 and a Blériot like the one that just flew across the English Channel cost just 10,000. A magazine writer described the first Paris Air Show this way:
  • Tallest Building in the World

    Tallest Building in the World
    In 1907 the president of Metropolitan Life Insurance hired architect Napoleon LeBrun and Sons to design a marble office tower that would rival all other large skyscrapers in Manhattan. When the Metropolitan Life Tower was completed in 1909 it became the tallest building in the world
  • The Cherry Mine Disaster

    The Cherry Mine Disaster
    The Cherry, Illinois mine disaster is one of the worst accidents in American industrial history. The tragedy occurred after the electrical system went down and workers had to use makeshift torches. As they were lowering a car full of hay to feed the mules stabled underground, a torch ignited the hay and filled the mine with smoke.
  • henry mosely

    henry mosely
    was an English physicist. Moseley's outstanding contribution to the science of physics was the justification from physical laws of the previous empirical and chemical concept of the atomic number. This stemmed from his development of Moseley's law in X-ray spectra. Moseley's Law justified many concepts in chemistry by sorting the chemical elements of the periodic table of the elements in a quite logical order based on their physics.
  • ernest rutherford

    ernest rutherford
    was a New Zealand-born British chemist and physicist who became known as the father of nuclear physics.[2] In early work he discovered the concept of radioactive half-life, proved that radioactivity involved the transmutation of one chemical element to another, and also differentiated and named alpha and beta radiation. This work was done at McGill University in Canada. It is the basis for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry he was awarded in 1908 "
  • max planck

    max planck
    was a German physicist who is regarded as the founder of the quantum theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918.
  • neils bohr

    neils bohr
    was a Danish physicist who made fundamental contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum mechanics, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922.[1] Bohr mentored and collaborated with many of the top physicists of the century at his institute in Copenhagen. He was part of a team of physicists working on the Manhattan Project. Bohr married Margrethe Nørlund in 1912, and one of their sons, Aage Bohr, grew up to be an important physicist who in 1975 also received the Nob
  • Werner Heisenberg

    Werner Heisenberg
    was a German theoretical physicist who made foundational contributions to quantum mechanics and is best known for asserting the uncertainty principle of quantum theory. In addition, he made important contributions to nuclear physics, quantum field theory, and particle physics.
  • James chadwick

    James chadwick
    was an English Nobel laureate in physics awarded for his discovery of the neutron.
  • Democritus

    Democritus of Abdera - he developed atomic theory; elaborated idea that matter consisted of atoms having physical size and shape which constantly moved in a void and interacted in different ways; Greek word atoma means indivisible.
  • aristotle

    was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology.