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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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Fahrenheit 1686-1736
Fahrenheit temperature scale 1724
Faraday 1791-1867
Fermat's principle 1657
Fermi 1901-1954
Fermi-Dirac statistics 1926
Fermi Nobel prize for Physics 1938
Feynmann, Schwinger and Tomaga Nobel prize for Physics 1965
Fibre optics 1953
Fibre optics Tyndall 1870
Field ion microscope 1950
First accurate lunar map Hevelius 1645
First extra solar planet Mayor and Queloz 1995
First hologram - Leith and Upatnieks 1962
First mechanical programmable calculator - Howard Aiken 1843
First scientific society founded in Naples Della Porta 1560
First steam piston engine - Newcomen 1690
Fission proposed by Fermi 1934
Fission - Uranium fission Hahn and Strassman 1938
Fitzgerald 1851- 1901
Fitzgerald contraction 1893
Fizeau 1819- 1896
Force between two charges (law proposed) (see 1766)1771
FORTRAN programming language introduced 1956
Foucault 1819-1868
Foucault pendulum 1851
Frank and Hertz stationary states in the atom energy levels 1914
Franck and Hertz Nobel prize for Physics 1925
Franklin 1706- 1790
Fraunhofer 1787- 1826
Fraunhofer lines 1814-1824
French Revolution 1789
Fresnel 1788-1827
Friction Amontans 1799
Friction law - Coulomb 1779
Frogs legs - Galvani 1786
Fusion suggested as the energy of the stars 1929
 
 
 
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