Science Quiz

Random Science or Elements Quiz

Famous Atomic Scientists Quiz Stats

Quiz Updated Oct 3, 2014

Also try: Isogram Elements
Challenge
Share
Tweet
Embed
Score 0/26 Timer 05:00
0 Plays Today
Clue Scientist % Correct
She is famous for her research on radioactivity, for which she won Nobel prizes both in Phyics and ChemistryMarie Curie
82.3%
Theorized that electrons circle the nucleus in discrete orbits; later developed the electron shell model and used it to explain periodicityNiels Bohr
73.4%
Discovered the nucleus and proton through his gold foil experimentErnest Rutherford
63.7%
Devised quantum theory's uncertainty principleWerner Heisenberg
55.1%
Described electrons as wavefunctions instead of point particles; devised a famous cat-related thought experimentErwin Schrödinger
52.4%
This second father of the atomic bomb, remembered for his work on the Manhattan Project, quoted the Bhagavad Gita: 'Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.'J. Robert Oppenheimer
51%
Created the first version of the modern periodic table of elements and used it to predict undiscovered elementsDmitri Mendeleev
50.5%
Discovered the law relating the pressure and volume of a gasRobert Boyle
48.6%
The 'God particle,' the 'most sought-after particle in modern physics,' is named after this manPeter Higgs
48.4%
He won a Nobel Prize for his exclusion principleWolfgang Pauli
46.8%
The founder of quantum theory, he discovered that electromagnetic energy could only be emitted in discrete packetsMax Planck
42.4%
Discovered the relationship between the volume of a gas and the total number of gas particles; the constant number of particles per mole of a substance is named for himAmedeo Avogadro
41.8%
Remembered as one of the two fathers of the atomic bomb for his work on the Manhattan Project, he created the first nuclear reactor to initiate a self-sustained chain reactionEnrico Fermi
38.6%
Clue Scientist % Correct
Credited with developing modern atomic theoryJohn Dalton
33.4%
Famous for his diagrams, he also pioneered quantum computingRichard Feynman
31.8%
Discovered the electron using cathode rays; devised the plum-pudding model of the atomJ.J. Thomson
30.2%
Discovered the law relating the temperature and volume of a gasJacques Charles
30.1%
Best known for his equation of state for liquids and gases, the forces between stable molecules are named for himJohannes Diderik van der Waals
24.4%
This Frenchman postulated particle-wave dualityLouis de Broglie
23.2%
Determined the charge of the electron through his oil drop experimentRobert Millikan
23.1%
Discovered the law of conservation of mass; the 'father of modern chemistry'Antoine Lavoisier
21.7%
He won a Nobel Prize for his research on transuranium elements, ten of which he discoveredGlenn T. Seaborg
20.1%
Though she discovered nuclear fission alongside the man above, she was overlooked by the Nobel committee for purely personal reasonsLise Meitner
18.5%
Discovered the neutronJames Chadwick
17.4%
He won a Nobel Prize for the discovery of nuclear fissionOtto Hahn
9.9%
First suggested the existence of isotopesFrederick Soddy
3.8%

You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Sign Up with Email
OR
Log In

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments

Extras

Top Quizzes Today


Score Distribution

Your Account Isn't Verified!

In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration. Go to your Sporcle Settings to finish the process.