Thomas Schelling marries Alice M. Coleman in 1991.

Thomas Schelling resigns his fellowship and joins the Office of the Director for Mutual Security which manages all foreign aid programs. There he works with European governments on the NATO defence establishment.

Thomas Crombie Schelling is born to John M. Schelling and Zelda M. Ayres in Oakland, California in 1921.

Thomas Schelling is deemed unfit for military service and works for the U.S. Bureau of the Budget as an analyst.

Thomas Schelling is awarded the Svergies Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 2005 for having enhanced the understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis. He shares the Prize with Robert J. Aumann.

Because his father is a naval officer, Thomas Schelling spends five years travelling, two of them in the Panama Canal Region. He graduates from San Diego High in 1941.

Thomas Schelling becomes guest of the RAND Corporation for a year. He explores the problem of nuclear surprise attacks. He also develops the idea of a "probabilistic threat" and begins to work on the idea of "focal points".

Thomas Schelling enters the faculty of Yale University. Bargaining Theory becomes his primary theoretical interest and his government experience serve well as a background. He publishes two major articles, "Essay on Bargaining" (1956) and "Bargaining, Communication, and Limited War" (1957), which contributed to the understanding of cooperation and conflict. Also, Schelling is introduced to Game Theory in 1957 and intensely works on it.

Thomas Schelling reties from Harvard and is appointed as Distinguished Professor at the Unviersity of Maryland. He continues to work in the fields of nuclear weapons, climate change and terrorism.

Appointed a Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows, Thomas Schelling joins the administration of the Marshall Plan, spending one year in Copenhagen and a year and a half in Paris.

Thomas Schelling settles at Harvard University and works at the Department of Economics, the Center for International Affairs and as a consultant for the US government. Over the years Thomas Schelling is appointed chairman of several interagency committees concerned with nuclear weapons but breaches his connections with the administration in 1970. During the 70/80's he becoems interested in the aggregation of behavioural choices and global warming.

Thomas Schelling enters Harvard University and completes his Ph.D in June 1948. He becomes interested in bargaining strategies.

Thomas Schelling marries Corinne Tigay Saposs. They have four children. The marriage is divorced in 1991.

Thomas Schelling attends the University of California, Berkeley and graduates in economics in 1944. During his Bachelor he spends two years in Chile.

Thomas Schelling moves to London and pursues his concept of game theory. He publishes it as "Prospectus for a Reorientation of Game Theory". It focuses on strategic activities, tatic bargaining, the role of communication, tactics of coordination and the use of agents.