1882 – Born on the 26th of August.
1906 – Franck completed his PhD.
1911 – Received his venia legendi for physics, both at the University of Berlin.
1918 – He lectured and taught, having reached the position of extraordinarius professor.
1920 – Franck became ordinarius professor of experimental physics and Director of the Second Institute for Experimental Physics at the University of Göttingen.
1925 – Franck received the Nobel Prize in Physics.
1912-1914 – His work in which included the Franck Hertz experiment, an important confirmation of the Bohr model of the atom.
1933 – After the Nazis came to power, he left his post in Germany and continued his research in the United States, first at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and then, after a year in Denmark, in Chicago.
1964 – Died on the 21st of May.