10 most beautiful experiments



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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