Major Energy events

  • Jun 1, 600

    Static electricity

    Static electricity
    Thales of Miletus decided hat friction made amber magnetic, unlike other minerals.
  • Period: Jul 1, 600 to


  • William GIlbert

    William GIlbert
    He studied electricity and magnetism, and figured ou the diffrence betweenbthe lodestone effect from static electricity made from rubbing amber. He started using the words "electric' and "electricity".
  • Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin decided to fly a kite with a key attached to it during a thunderstorm to prove that lightning sparks are similar. He performed this experiment after others in France.
  • Luigi Galvani

    Luigi Galvani
    Luigi Galvani discovered bioelectricity. This showed that nerve cells passing signals to muscles is a form of electricity.
  • Alessandro Volta

    Alessandro Volta
    Alessandro Volta created the first battery, as the result of a professional disagreement with his colleague Galvani. Consisted of two electrodes, one made of zinc and the other copper.
  • Anyos Jedlik

    Anyos Jedlik
    An electric generator is a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy. A generator forces electrons in the windings to flow through the external electrical circuit. It is somewhat analogous to a water pump, which creates a flow of water but does not create the water inside.
  • Michael Faraday

    Michael Faraday
    Generation of energy in a wire, producing an electric current.Discovered by Michael Faraday.
  • Micheal Faraday

    Micheal Faraday
    Faraday disk, the first electric generator. The horseshoe-shaped magnet created a magnetic field through the disk When the disk was turned this induced an electric current radially outward from the center toward the rim. The current flowed out through the sliding spring contact m, through the external circuit, and back into the center of the disk through the axle
  • Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell
    He created the Photophone, which allowed for transmissions of sound and conversion of a beam of light. World's first wireless telephone.
  • Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein establishedthe theoretic foundation for lasers for absorbtion and emmision of electromagnetic radiation.