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    Timeline in Optics
  Timeline in Optics
Molecular Expressions: Science, Optics and You: This timeline focuses on events that affected the science of optics from prehistory to present day. microscopy, photomicrography, science, education, optics, light, color...
 
    Alhazen, The Physicist
  Alhazen, The Physicist
Alhazen (Ibn al-Haytham) was a Muslim scientist, polymath, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher, described in various sources as either Persian or Arab. He made significant contributions to the principles of optics, as well as to physics, astron...
 
    Roger Bacon
  Roger Bacon
Roger Bacon was a friar living in 13th century England, who, hundreds of years after his death became popularly known as a powerful sorcerer. He is most widely known among scholars as being one of the first people to use experimental methods in alche...
 
    Johannes Kepler, Laws Planetary Motion
  Johannes Kepler, Laws Planetary Motion
Johannes Kepler is now chiefly remembered for discovering the three laws of planetary motion that bear his name published in 1609 and 1619). He also did important work in optics (1604, 1611), discovered two new regular polyhedra (1619), gave the firs...
 
    The Color Spectrum, Newton
  The Color Spectrum, Newton
This circular diagram became the model for many color systems of the 18th and 19th centuries. Claude Boutetís painterís circle of 1708 was probably the first to be based on Newtonís. Our modern understanding of light and color begins with Isaac N...
 
    Euler, Mathematician and Physicist
  Euler, Mathematician and Physicist
Leonhard Euler was a pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist. He made important discoveries in fields as diverse as infinitesimal calculus and graph theory. He also introduced much of the modern mathematical terminology and notation, particularl...
 
    Mikhail Lomonosov, Russian Polymath
  Mikhail Lomonosov, Russian Polymath
Mikhail Lomonosov was a Russian polymath, scientist and writer, who made important contributions to literature, education, and science. Among his discoveries was the atmosphere of Venus. His spheres of science were natural science, chemistry, physics...
 
    Robert Stirling, Inventor Stirling Engine
  Robert Stirling, Inventor Stirling Engine
The Reverend Dr Robert Stirling was a Scottish clergyman, and inventor of the stirling engine. He invented what he called the Heat Economiser (now generally known as the regenerator), a device for improving the thermal/fuel efficiency of a variety of...
 
    Symmetric Color Circle, Goethe
  Symmetric Color Circle, Goethe
As an epitome of his research, Goethe proposed a symmetric color circle that applied in all areas he had studied. By contrast, Newton's color circle, with seven colors subtending unequal angles, did not exhibit the symmetry and complementarity that G...
 
    Theory of Colours, Goethe
  Theory of Colours, Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, probably the greatest of Germany's poets, was also an avid amateur scientist and displayed through his careful observations and his keen, what might now be called phenomenological, mind an ability to discern the depth of t...
 
    Timelines of HyperJeff Network
  Timelines of HyperJeff Network
Timeline : Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Dates of major theoretical and experimental advances, inventions etc, related to theories of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Includes notes on phlogiston, caloric and kinetic theories o...
 
         



 
 
         
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