10 most beautiful experiments

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Ten most beautiful experiments in science. This is pretty old stuff which was published in The New York Times, 2002. More info can be found here.

  1. Double-slit electron diffraction
  2. Galileo’s experiment on falling objects
  3. Millikan’s oil-drop experiment
  4. Newtons’s decomposition of sunlight with a prism
  5. Young’s light-interference experiment
  6. Cavendish’s torsion-bar experiment
  7. Eratosthenes’s measurement of earth’s circumference
  8. Galileo’s experiments with rolling balls down inclined plane
  9. Rutherford’s discovery of the nucleus
  10. Foucault’s pendulum.

More information on Physicsweb

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