Timeline of the greatest physicists of all time

(From Galileo to Hawking)

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                                                                −−−−1564−1642−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Galileo Galilee (it) 
                                                                       −−−−1571−1630−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Johannes Kepler (de) 
                                                                                −−−−1580−1626−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Willebrord Snell (nl) 
                                                                                                −−−−1596−1650−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− René Descartes (fr) 
                                                                                                                           −−−−1623−1662−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Blaise Pascal (fr) 
                                                                                                                               −−−−1627−1671−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Robert Boyle (ir) 
                                                                                                                                 −−−−1629−1695−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Christian Huygens (nl) 
                                                                                                                                       −−−−1635−1703−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Robert Hooke (uk) 
                                                                                                                                               −−−−1643−1727−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Isaac Newton (uk) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                              −−−−1706−1790−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Benjamin Franklin (us) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            −−−−1736−1806−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Charles de Coulomb (fr) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     −−−−1745−1827−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Alessandro Volta (it) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         −−−−1749−1827−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Pierre-Simon de Laplace (fr) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            −−−−1768−1830−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Joseph Fourier (fr) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   −−−−1775−1836−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− André-Marie Ampère (fr) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     −−−−1777−1855−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Carl Friedrich Gauss (de) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                −−−−1788−1827−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Augustin Fresnel (fr) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 −−−−1789−1854−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Georg Ohm (de) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   −−−−1791−1867−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Michael Faraday (uk) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        −−−−1796−1832−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Sadi Carnot (fr) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              −−−−1818−1889−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− James Prescott Joule (uk) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               −−−−1819−1868−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Léon Foucault (fr) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    −−−−1824−1907−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Lord Kelvin (uk) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           −−−−1831−1879−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− James Clerk Maxwell (uk) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             −−−−1833−1896−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Alfred Nobel (se) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      −−−−1842−1912−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Osborne Reynolds (ir) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        −−−−1844−1906−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Ludwig Boltzmann (au) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           −−−−1847−1931−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Thomas Edison (us) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                −−−−1852−1908−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Henri Becquerel (fr) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                −−−−1852−1931−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Albert Abraham Michelson (us) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 −−−−1853−1928−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Hendrik Antoon Lorentz (nl) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  −−−−1854−1912−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Henri Poincaré (fr) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    −−−−1856−1940−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Joseph John Thomson (uk) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     −−−−1857−1894−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (de) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      −−−−1858−1947−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Max Planck (de) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             −−−−1865−1943−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Pieter Zeeman (nl) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               −−−−1867−1934−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Marie Curie (fr) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   −−−−1871−1937−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Ernest Rutherford (nz) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           −−−−1879−1955−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Albert Einstein (de) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 −−−−1885−1962−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Niels Bohr (dk) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   −−−−1887−1971−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Erwin Schrödinger (au) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       −−−−1891−1974−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− James Chadwick (uk) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        −−−−1892−1987−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Louis de Broglie (fr) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                −−−−1900−1958−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Wolfgang Pauli (au) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 −−−−1901−1954−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Enrico Fermi (it) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  −−−−1902−1984−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Paul Dirac (uk) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          −−−−1910−1976−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Werner Heisenberg (de) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  −−−−1918−1988−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Richard Feynman (us) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             −−−−1929−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Peter Higgs (uk) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          −−−−1942−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Stephen Hawking (uk) 
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