Timeline of atomic and subatomic physics

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Early beginnings

  • 585 BC Buddha states that there were indivisible particles of mind and matter which vibrated 3 trillion times in the blink of an eye which he calls "kalapas"
  • 440 BC Democritus speculates about fundamental indivisible particles—calls them "atoms"

The beginning of chemistry

Timeline of classical mechanics

The age of quantum mechanics

The formation and successes of the Standard Model