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History of Physics and Astronomy


This version sorts the important events by name. The lifetimes of people are highlighted in blue, important people are in bold blue.

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Babylonian astronomers named the constellations 2700 BC
Baird 1888-1946
Balmer 1825-1898
Balmer series in hydrogen 1885
Barton's pendulums 1918
BBC founded 1922
Beagle 2 spacecraft mission to land on Mars 2003
Becquerel 1852- 1909
Berkelium (element 97) Ghiorso, Seaborg and Thompson 1949
Bernoulli 1700-1782
Beta particle spectra - Chadwick 1914
Betatron - Kerst 1941
Bethe Nobel prize for Physics 1967
Big Bang 1.4x1010 years ago
Big Bang Theory - Lemaitre 1927
Black body displacement law derivation - Wilhelm Wien 1893
Black body radiation Rayleigh- Jeans law 1900
Black body radiation curve Planck 1901
Black body radiation curve - Wien 1896
Black hole at the centre of galactic nuclei - Donald Lynden-Bell 1969
Blooming of lenses Taylor 1892
Boeing 747 flies 1969
Bohr, Niels 1885-1962
1881 Bolometer Langley
Boltzmann 1844-1906
Born Nobel prize for Physics 1954
Bottom quark - Fermilab 1977
Boyle, Robert 1627-1691
Boyle's law (?1662)1660
Boys 1855- 1944
Bradley (aberration of light)1693-1762
Bragg Nobel prize for Physics 1915
Bramah 1749- 1814
Brewster's Law 1815
Brownian motion first observed 1827
Bubble chamber Glaser 1952
Bunsen 1811-1899
 
 
 
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