Discovery of the Atom

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    Atomic Theory

    Describes how the atom was discovered
  • J. Loschmidt

    J. Loschmidt
    1865 Johann Josef Loschmidt measured the size of the molecules that make up air
  • J.J. Thomson

    J.J. Thomson
    J. J. Thomson, through his work on cathode rays in 1897, discovered the electron, and concluded that they were a component of every atom
  • E. Rutherford

    E. Rutherford
    Nucleus was discovered
  • N. Bohr

    N. Bohr
    Electrons follow clearly defined orbits of specific energies
  • L. de Broglie

    L. de Broglie
    Wavelike behavior of particles
  • E. Schrodinger

    E. Schrodinger
    Mathematical model that atoms are wavelike
  • M Gell-Mann and G Zweig

    M Gell-Mann and G Zweig
    Murray Gell-Mann and George Zweig in 1964 The quark model was introduced
  • Fermilab

    Top quark found at Fermilab