Timeline of scientific experiments

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

5th century BC

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

2nd century BC

  • 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

10th century

11th century

12th century

13th century

16th century

17th century

18th century

19th century

20th century

See also


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