Famous Dead Guys

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    First person to investigate the atom
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    First person to think of an atom. (Cutting the Cheese Thought Experiment)
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    Didn't believe in the atomic theory but believed in the elements
  • Sir Isaac Newton

    Discovered that atoms are held together by attractions or forces
  • John Dalton

    First to have actual proof of an atom through an experiment. (Atomic Theory Experiment)
  • Henri Becquerel

    Discovered radioactivity (Uranium Experiment)
  • J.J. Thompson

    Discovered electrons and developed the plum pudding model. (Cathode Ray Tube Experiment)
  • Robert Andrews Milliken

    Found charge of individual electrons. (Oil Drip Experiment)
  • Gold Foil Experiment

    Alpha particles fired through a thin gold sheet into a zinc sulfite sheet.
  • Ernest Rutherford

    Found the nucleus and proton. (Gold Foil Experiment)
  • Niels Bohr

    Electrons had a certain orbit
  • Francis Aston

    Discovered isotopes and created the mass spectograph
  • Erwin Schrodinger

    Used math equations to find the probability an electron would be in a certain place
  • James Chadwick

    Discovered neutron