1949 in science

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The year 1949 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.

Astronomy and space exploration[edit]

  • June 14 – Albert II, a Rhesus Monkey, becomes the first mammal in space, in a U.S.-launched V-2 rocket, reaching an altitude of 83 miles (134 km) but dying on impact after a parachute failure.

Chemistry[edit]

Computer science[edit]

Earth sciences[edit]

History of science[edit]

Medicine[edit]

Meteorology[edit]

Philosophy[edit]

Physics[edit]

Zoology[edit]

Awards[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crowfoot, D.; Bunn, Charles W.; Rogers-Low, Barbara W.; Turner-Jones, Annette (1949). "X-ray crystallographic investigation of the structure of penicillin". In Clarke, H. T.; Johnson, J. R.; Robinson, R. (ed). Chemistry of Penicillin. Princeton University Press. pp. 310–367. 
  2. ^ Glusker, Jenny P. (1994). "Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1994)". Protein Science 3: 2465–2469. doi:10.1002/pro.5560031233. PMC 2142778. PMID 7757003. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  3. ^ "Pioneer computer to be rebuilt". Cam 62: 5. Lent 2011. 
  4. ^ "Today in Earthquake History: August 5". United States Geological Survey. 2009-12-18. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  5. ^ Cade, J. F. J. (1949). "Lithium salts in the treatment of psychotic excitement" (PDF). Medical Journal of Australia 2 (10): 349–52. PMID 18142718. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  6. ^ Dyson, F. J. (1949). "The radiation theories of Tomonaga, Schwinger, and Feynman". Physical Review 75 (3): 486–502. Bibcode:1949PhRv...75..486D. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.75.486. 
  7. ^ Dyson, F. J. (1949). "The S matrix in quantum electrodynamics". Physical Review 75 (11): 1736–1755. Bibcode:1949PhRv...75.1736D. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.75.1736. 
  8. ^ Lanczos, Cornelius (1949). "Lagrangian Multiplier and Riemannian Spaces". Reviews of Modern Physics 21: 497–502. Bibcode:1949RvMP...21..497L. doi:10.1103/RevModPhys.21.497.