John Dalton proposed his atomic theory in 1808. Robert Brown
discovered Brownian motion in 1837. The controversy over the
existence of atoms was not settled until 1908 by Ludwig Boltzmann,
Albert Einstein, and Jean Baptiste Perrin.
The works of Bernoulli (1738) and Waterston (1843) were
ignored until James Clerk Maxwell, James Prescott Joule, Rudolf
Clausius, and Ludwig Boltzmann established the kinetic theory of
gases by 1871.
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