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

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

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