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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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Dalton 1766-1844
Dalton's law of partial pressures 1804
Daniell Daniell cell 1790-1845
Dark matter suggested Rubin and Ford 1970
Darwin 1809- 1882
Davy 1778-1829
Davy lamp 1815
De Broglie 1892-1987
De Broglie Nobel prize for Physics 1928
De Sitter 1872-1934
Decay of the neutron - Snell and Miller 1948
Decomposition of waves, harmonic analysis - Fourier 1812
Definition of metric system in France 1790
Deflection of light in a gravitational field total solar eclipse 1919
Deflection of magnet by current - Oersted 1820
Democritus idea of atoms 460-370 BC
Descartes 1596-1650
Detection of neutrinos from a supernova - Masatoshi Koshibas 1987
Deuterium Urey and Washburn 1932
Dewar flask 1892
Dialogo dei due massimi sistemi del Mondi published - Galileo 1632
Diesel engine 1893
Diffraction Grimaldi 1665
Diffraction Fresnel theory of diffraction 1816
Diffraction grating Rowland 1882
Diffraction of molecules Stern 1931
Diffraction of X rays 1899
Diffusion pump - Gaede 1915
Dip circle 1600
Dirac Nobel prize for Physics 1933
Domain theory of ferromagnetism - Weiss 1907
Doppler 1803-1853
Doppler effect 1842
Doppler effect in the spectra of stars Huggins 1868
Double acting steam engine 1782
Double stars are bodies in mutual orbit - William Herschel 1802
Dounreay critical 1959
Du Long and Petit's Law 1819
Dubna research centre opened 1956
Dynamic method for saturated vapour pressure Ramsay and Young 1886
Dynamite 1869
Dynamo Faraday 1831
 
 
 
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