1876 in science

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The year 1876 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.

Biology[edit]

Chemistry[edit]

Exploration[edit]

Mathematics[edit]

  • Édouard Lucas demonstrates that 127 is a Mersenne prime, the largest that will be recorded for seventy-five years.[5] He also shows that the Mersenne number 267 − 1, or M67, must have factors.

Medicine[edit]

Technology[edit]

Institutions[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Koch, R. (1876). "Die Ätiologie der Milzbrand-Krankheit, begründet auf die Entwicklungsgeschichte des Bacillus anthracis". Cohns Beitrage zur Biologie der Pflanzen 2 (2): 277–310. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  2. ^ Galton, Francis (1883). Inquiries into Human Faculty and its Development. pp. 26–27. 
  3. ^ O'Connor, J. J.; Robertson, E.F. (1997). "Josiah Willard Gibbs". MacTutor. School of Mathematics and Statistics University of St Andrews, Scotland. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  4. ^ Rice, A. L. (1999). "The Challenger Expedition". Understanding the Oceans: Marine Science in the Wake of HMS Challenger. London: Routledge. pp. 27–48. ISBN 978-1-85728-705-9. 
  5. ^ Caldwell, Chris. "The Largest Known Prime by Year: A Brief History". Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  6. ^ United States patent #174,466.
  7. ^ United States patent #182,389.
  8. ^ Dethloff, Henry C. "Texas A&M University". The Handbook of Texas Online (Texas State Historical Association). Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  9. ^ "WEP Milestones". Berkeley Engineering. University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved 2011-11-24.