1915 in science,
other events of 1916,
1917 in science and the
list of years in science.
Gilbert Lewis and Irving Langmuir formulate an electron shell model of chemical bonding
Sydney Chapman and David Enskog systematically develop a kinetic theory of gases
Jan Czochralski invents a method for growing single crystals of metals.
Albert Einstein shows that the field equations of general relativity admit wavelike solutions
Karl Schwarzschild solves the Einstein vacuum field equations for uncharged spherically-symmetric non-rotating systems,
February 12 - Richard Dedekind, future mathematician
March 4 - Hans Eysenck, future psychologist
June 8 - Francis Crick, future biologist
July 23 - Sir William Ramsay, chemist and Nobel prize winner