Timeline of scientific experiments

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The timeline below shows the date of publication of major scientific experiments:

5th century BC[edit]

  • 430 BC - Empedocles proves that air is a material substance by submerging a clepsydra into the ocean.

2nd century BC[edit]

  • 240 BC - Archimedes devised a principle which he later used to solve the riddle of the suspect crown.
  • 230 BC – Eratosthenes measures the Earth's circumference and diameter.

8th century AD[edit]

10th century[edit]

11th century[edit]

12th century[edit]

13th century[edit]

16th century[edit]

17th century[edit]

18th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hewitt, Paul (2010). Conceptual Physics (11 ed.). Pearson. p. 567. ISBN 978-0-321-56809-0.