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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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Tamm and Franck – Nobel prize for Physics 1958
Tangent galvanometer – Pouillet 1837
Tape recorder 1930
Tau lepton - Martin Perl 1975
Technetium discovered - Segre 1937
Telephone – commercial version invented 1876
Telephone cable - transatlantic 1956
Telephone exchange – first one in London 1879
Telescope – Lippershey 1608
Television – first experimental TV service - BBC 1929
Television tube – Zworykin 1929
Telstar – first communications satellite launched 1962
Ten - use of the symbol for 10 in Egypt 3400 BC
Thales of Miletus 624-547 BC
The World Set Free – H.G.Wells 1914
Theory of tides - Galileo 1624
Thermionic diode – Fleming (first vacuum tube patented)1904
Thermionic emission theory - Richardson 1903
Thermodynamic temperature scale (?1848)1854
Thermodynamics – second law of thermodynamics Rudolf Clausius 1850
Thermodynamics – third law – Nernst 1906
Thermodynamics - Third law of thermodynamics 1937
Thermo-electric effect – Peltier 1834
Thermopile – Nobili and Melloni 1830
Thomson and Davisson – Nobel prize for Physics 1937
Thomson, J.J 1856- 1940
Thomson, J.J – Nobel prize for Physics 1906
Thorium discovered – Berzelius (1829?)1828
Three Mile island nuclear power plant accident 1979
Time variance observed1968
Titanic sunk 1912
Top quark - Fermilab 1994
Toricelli 1608-1647
Torsion balance 1770
Tortoise paradox 400 BC
Total solar eclipse observed from parts of Britain 1999
Townes, Prokharov and Basov – Nobel prize for Physics 1964
Traitι de la lumiere published – Huygens wave theory 1690
Transit circle – Groombridge – mapped 4000 stars 1806
Transit of Mercury observed by Gassendi. Predicted by Kepler 1631
Transit of Venus first observed – Horrox and Crabtree 1639
Trident – automatic landing 1965
Triode – Forrest 1906
Tritium discovered – Oliphant 1934
Tsiolkovsky – rocket scientist 1957-1935
Tsiolkovsky publishes first ideas of space travel 1895
Tu144 flies 1969
Turbine – de Laval 1889
Turbine – Parsons1884
TV station opened at Alexandra Palace in north London 1936
TV – first regular 405 line TV broadcasting - BBC 1937
TV – colour 1949
TV – Early Bird satellite first used for TV 1965
Twenty one cm line – hydrogen – radio map of the galaxy 1951
Two fluid theory – superfluids – Landau 1946
Two types of neutrino - Lederman, Steinberger, Schwartz 1962
Two wires carrying an electric current attract - Andre Ampere 1822
Tycho 1546-1601
Tyre - pneumatic – Dunlop 1888
 
 
 
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