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The timeline of quantum mechanics is a list of key events in the history of quantum mechanics, quantum field theories and quantum chemistry.

19th century

Image of Becquerel's photographic plate which has been fogged by exposure to radiation from a uranium salt. The shadow of a metal Maltese Cross placed between the plate and the uranium salt is clearly visible.
Image of Becquerel's photographic plate which has been fogged by exposure to radiation from a uranium salt. The shadow of a metal Maltese Cross placed between the plate and the uranium salt is clearly visible.

20th century

1900–1909

Einstein, in 1905, when he wrote the Annus Mirabilis papers
Einstein, in 1905, when he wrote the Annus Mirabilis papers

1910–1919

A schematic diagram of the apparatus for Millikan's refined oil drop experiment.
A schematic diagram of the apparatus for Millikan's refined oil drop experiment.

1920–1929

A plaque at the University of Frankfurt commemorating the Stern–Gerlach experiment.
A plaque at the University of Frankfurt commemorating the Stern–Gerlach experiment.

1930–1939

Electron microscope constructed by Ernst Ruska in 1933.
Electron microscope constructed by Ernst Ruska in 1933.

1940–1949

A Feynman diagram showing the radiation of a gluon when an electron and positron are annihilated.
A Feynman diagram showing the radiation of a gluon when an electron and positron are annihilated.

1950–1959

1960–1969

The baryon decuplet of the Eightfold Way proposed by Murray Gell-Mann in 1962.  The Ω− particle at the bottom had not yet been observed at the time, but a particle closely matching these predictions was discovered[48] by a particle accelerator group at Brookhaven, proving Gell-Mann's theory.
The baryon decuplet of the Eightfold Way proposed by Murray Gell-Mann in 1962. The
Ω
particle at the bottom had not yet been observed at the time, but a particle closely matching these predictions was discovered[48] by a particle accelerator group at Brookhaven, proving Gell-Mann's theory.

1971–1979

1980–1999

21st century

Graphene is a planar atomic-scale honeycomb lattice made of carbon atoms which exhibits unusual and interesting quantum properties.
Graphene is a planar atomic-scale honeycomb lattice made of carbon atoms which exhibits unusual and interesting quantum properties.

See also

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