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1900 – Pauli – bio

Wolfgang Pauli was born in Vienna, Austria in 1900 and was a physicist known as one of the creators of quantum mechanics. He particularly become known for the “Pauli Exclusion Principle” which states that no two electrons can be in the same quantum state at the same time. PRECURSOR: 1831 – Maxwell 1838 – Mach […]

1901 – Heisenberg – bio

Werner Heisenberg was born in 1901 in Munich, Germany and was a physicist known for creating the matrix version of quantum mechanics and for postulating “the Heisenberg uncertainty theorem”. PRECURSOR: 1821 – Cayley 1831 – Maxwell 1858 – Planck 1862 – Hilbert 1868 – Sommerfeld CONCURRENT: 1879 – Einstein 1880 – Riesz 1882 – Born […]

1885 – Bohr – bio

Niels Henrik David Bohr was born in 1885 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He studied under Ernest Rutherford and expanded Rutherford’s theories into a model of atomic structure that included electrons circling the atomic nucleus. Bohr created the idea that an electron could drop to a lower energy level by emitting a quantum of light known as […]

1879 – Einstein – bio

Albert Einstein was born in Wurttemburg, Germany in 1879 and become known as one of the greatest physicists and thinkers. PRECURSOR: -0300 – Euclid 1564 – Galileo 1642 – Newton 1777 – Gauss 1826 – Riemann 1831 – Maxwell 1838 – Mach 1849 – Klein 1853 – Lorentz 1854 – Poincare 1858 – Planck CONCURRENT: […]

1906 – Godel – bio

Kurt Godel was born in Austria-Hungary in 1906. He was a mathematician and philosopher and was the most influential logician of his time. Godel is best known for his incompleteness theorems, proved in 1931, that demonstrate inherent limitations in symbolic systems. PRECURSOR: Goethe 1642 – Newton Kant 1646 – Leibniz 1862 – Hilbert CONCURRENT: 1861 […]