From Rutherford Model to Quantum Mechanics

History of Chemistry II (Taken liberally from: Wikipedia)

Atomic Orbitals
1600's Christiaan Huygens
Wave Theory of Light Wrote the first book on Probability Theory
Early formulation of Newtons Second Law of Motion
Invented Pendulum Clock
1600's Sir Isaac Newton
Corpuscular (Particle) Theory of Light "Greatest and most influential scientist to ever live
Classical Mechanics - Gravity and 3 Laws of Motion
Worked on differential and integral calculus
Warden of the Royal Mint
1800-1900's Anders Jonas Ångström - Original Discovery
Line Spectra
1901 Max Planck
Black Body Radiation

Planck's Constant (6.63x10-34J s)
Nobel Prize 1918
Close friends with Einstein - Established Professorship for him
Rejected Copenhagen Interpretation of QM
1905 Albert Einstein
Photoelectric Effect Nobel Prize - 1921
Special Relativity
Fled Germany before WWII
Manhattan Project
1911 Ernest Rutherford
Rutherford Model Father of Nuclear Physics
1908 Nobel Prize for radioactive half-life
First to split the atom
Rutherfordium (Element 104) named after him
Theorized the existance of Neutrons
1913 Niels Bohr
Bohr Model of the Atom Nobel Prize 1922
Bohr-Einstein Debates about QM
Manhattan Project
Heisenberg Mentor
1926 Louis de Broglie
Wave-Particle Duality Nobel Prize 1929
De Broglie Model
1927 Werner Heisenberg
Uncertainty Principle

Nobel Prize 1932
1926 Erwin Schrödinger
Statistical Model - Wave Functions Nobel Prize - 1933
Schrödinger Cat
Rejected Copenhagen Interpretation of QM
Two wives!
1926 Wolfgang Pauli
Pauli Exclusion Principle (Spin Quantum Number) Nobel Prize - 1945
Pauli effect (amusing)
Crazy - Jung Dream Analysis
1911-1933 Solvay Conferences-Photo's of many famous scientists
General Information: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
Current Views: Wave-Particle Duality
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