Scientists - 3

  1. German physicist who showed that the impact of a cathode ray with a material object created a new ray, which he dubbed the “X-ray”.
    Wilhelm Roentgen
  2. English chemist who offered experimental evidence for atoms based upon the laws of Conservation of Mass and Constant Composition.
    John Dalton
  3. German physicist who used discharge tubes to discover cathode-rays and canal-rays, which lead to the discovery of the proton.
    Eugen Goldstein
  4. English physicist who discovered the electron in 1897 and later determined the charge for the electron.
    J. J. Thomson
  5. American physicist who determined the charge on an electron by studying the motion of charged oil droplets in an electric field.
    Robert Millikan
  6. English physicist who discovered evidence for an atomic nucleus by firing high-velocity alpha particles at a thin gold foil.
    Ernest Rutherford
  7. English physicist who discovered the neutron after bombarding beryllium-9 with alpha particles and analyzing the radioactive emission.
    James Chadwick
  8. Austrian physicist that used complex mathematics to express the position and momentum of an electron as a wave of probability.
    Erwin Schrodinger
  9. German scientist that developed the Uncertainty Principle describing the impossibility of knowing an electron’s position and momentum simultaneously.
    Werner Heisenberg
  10. German physicist who reasoned that if matter is made up of particles then light energy may also be composed of particles; he named a particle of light a quantum.
    Max Planck
  11. Danish physicist who combined the quantum principle with the emission spectrum of hydrogen gas as evidence that electrons are found only in fixed energy levels
    Niels Bohr
  12. Polish scientist, studying and teaching in France, which worked with radioactive materials and later discovered the elements Polonium and Radium
    Marie Curie
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Scientists - 3