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Can you name the centuries that the scientific discoveries were made in?

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Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity
Mikhail Lomonosov: discovery of the atmosphere of Venus
Theodoric of Freiberg: correct explanation of rainbow phenomenon
James Chadwick: Discovery of the neutron
Averroes: relationship between force, work and kinetic energy
Matthias Schleiden: all plants are made of cells
The Neanderthal Genome Project presented preliminary genetic evidence that interbreeding did likely take place and that a small but significant portion of Neanderthal admixture is
Ptolemy: produced the geocentric model of the solar system.
Higgs boson is discovered at CERN
Photonic molecules are discovered at MIT
Albert Einstein: theory of general relativity – also David Hilbert
Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace: Theory of evolution by natural selection
Georges Cuvier: Establishes extinction as a fact
Al-Kindi (Alkindus): refutation of the theory of the transmutation of metals
John Dalton: Atomic Theory in (Chemistry)
Fritz Haber: Haber Process and also the Oil drop experiment by Robert Andrews Millikan to determine the charge on an electron
Edwin Hubble: the discovery that the Milky Way is just one of many galaxies
Roslin Institute: Dolly the sheep was cloned.
William Morton: discovery of anesthesia
Alessandro Volta: discovers electrochemical series and invents the battery
Muhammad ibn Zakarīya Rāzi (Rhazes): refutation of Aristotelian classical elements and Galenic humorism; and discovery of measles and smallpox, and kerosene and distilled petrole
J. Craig Venter Institute creates the first synthetic genome for a bacterial cell
Georges Lemaître: Theory of the Big Bang
Ernest Rutherford: Atomic nucleus
Christian Doppler: Doppler effect
Dmitri Mendeleev: Periodic table
first codification of the Double-entry bookkeeping system, which slowly developed in previous centuries
Newton: Laws of motion, law of universal gravitation, basis for classical physics
Ole Rømer: first measurement of the speed of light
Exotic hadrons are discovered at the LHCb
Lawrence Morley, Fred Vine, and Drummond Matthews: Paleomagnetic stripes in ocean crust as evidence of plate tectonics (Vine-Matthews-Morley hypothesis).
William Herschel announces discovery of Uranus, expanding the known boundaries of the solar system for the first time in modern history
George Otto Gey propagates first cancer cell line, HeLa
Shinya Yamanaka generates first induced pluripotent stem cells
Benjamin Franklin: Lightning is electrical
Karl Schwarzschild: discovery of the Schwarzschild radius leading to the identification of black holes
Albert Einstein: theory of special relativity, explanation of Brownian motion, and photoelectric effect
Anton van Leeuwenhoek: Observes Microorganisms by Microscope
Copernicus: heliocentric model
Gerson Goldhaber and Saul Perlmutter observed that the expansion of the universe is accelerating.
The first draft of the human genome is completed.
Erwin Schrödinger: Schrödinger equation (Quantum mechanics)
Various Early Astronomers: Observe supernova, later correlated to the Crab Nebula.
Nicole Oresme: discovery of the curvature of light through atmospheric refraction
Inflation theory is being proved by Gravitational waves
Antoine Lavoisier (and Joseph Priestley): discovery of oxygen leading to end of Phlogiston theory
Grigori Perelman presents proof of the Poincaré Conjecture.
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck: teleological evolution

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