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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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Lamb shift 1947
Lamb Nobel prize for Physics 1955
Lambda 0 discovered 1949
Lambert's cosine law 1760
Landau Nobel prize for Physics 1962
Laser ruby invented by Theodore Maiman 1960
Latent and specific heat - Black 1760
Laue Nobel Prize for Physics 1914
Lawrence 1901-1958
Lawrence Nobel prize for Physics 1939
LCD televisions available in Britain 2003
Leclanche 1839-1882
Leclanche cell 1865
Lees (Lees disc)1869-1952
Lees disc 1898
Leeuwenhoek - microscopes 1632-1723
Leibnitz 1646-1716
Length contraction - George Fitzgerald 1889
Lennard Nobel prize for Physics 1905
Lenz 1804- 1864
Lenz's law 1834
Leonardo da Vinci 1452- 1519
Leslie (Leslie's cube)1766-1832
Leyden jar for storage of static electric charge 1745
Light - speed of light Michelson rotating prism 1879
Light speed of light in water - Michelson 1921
Light speed of light measurement Fizeau toothed wheel 1849
Light - speed of light measurement Foucault rotating mirror 1850
Light scattering and why the sky is blue - Tyndall and Rayleigh 1871
Light sensitivity of silver bromide 1826
Lightning experiments - Franklin 1750
Lightning conductor - Franklin 1753
Linear accelerator 1946
Linear accelerator 20 GeV opened at Stanford California 1966
Liquefaction of air - Claude 1902
Liquid drop model of the nucleus Bohr 1936
Lloyd's mirror 1837
Lorentz 1853-1928
Lorentz and Zeeman - Nobel prize for Physics 1902
Lorentz transformation first form - Hendrick Lorentz 1895
Lowell search for a planet beyond Neptune 1905
Lunar rover vehicle first used on the Moon 1971
Lunik I first artificial planet 1959
Lunik II crashed into the Moon 1959
Lunik III first pictures of the far side of the Moon 1959
Lyman 1874- 1954
Lyman series in hydrogen 1906
 
 
 
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