January 5 in Physics History: Birthdays, Deaths & Discoveries

January 5 in Physics History: Birthdays, Deaths & Discoveries

January 5 in Physics History

Physics history will help you to develop a better understanding of the physics world!

birthdays & deaths

Explore all birthdays & deaths of physicists occurred on this day with their short biography!

physics Events

Know all important discoveries made by physicists & events happened on this day with complete information!

January 5 in Physics History - Births – Physicists born on January 5

No Physicist Born on This Day

January 5 in Physics History - Deaths – Physicists died on January 5

Max Born (11 Dec 1882 - 5 Jan 1970)

He was a British-German physicist who made the statical formula of the behavior of subatomic particles. He shared the Noble Prize for Physics in 1954 for his work. His studies of the wave function led to the replacement of the original quantum theory.

John Young (24 Sep 1930 - 5 Jan 2018)

He was the commander of the first-ever Space Shuttle mission in 1981. He walked on the moon during the Apollo 16 mission. He was the first person to fly into space six times and piloted four different classes of spacecraft. Young worked for NASA for 42 years and retired at the age of 74.

January 5 in Physics History - Events – Physics Events on January 5

X-rays Discovery Published

German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen’s discovery of x-rays was published in an Austrian newspaper on 8 November 1895.

Discovery of Dwarf Planet Eris

On this day, in 2005, the second-largest dwarf planet was discovered on images. At first, Eris appears to be slightly larger than Pluto and so, scientists thought that this could be the 10th member of the planets of our solar system. But, in 2006, after the IAU adopted the right definition of planets, it no longer qualified as one. So it was put in the list of dwarf planets along with Pluto.

First Successful Aurora Photograph

German physicist Martin Brendel made the first photograph of the Aurora in 1892. The photograph was not so clear and was limited to a blurred picture. It was because of the fact that, the task was not that easy. Because of lack of technology and flickering of the Aurora, it was a low contrast picture. One of the photographs was published in the Century Magazine which conveyed some sense of the shape of the Aurora.

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