1828 in science

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The year 1828 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.

Astronomy[edit]

Biochemistry[edit]

  • Urea becomes the first organic compound to be artificially synthesised, by Friedrich Wöhler, potentially discrediting a cornerstone of vitalism, the belief that life is not subject to the laws of science in the way inanimate objects are.

Biology[edit]

Chemistry[edit]

  • Jöns Jakob Berzelius produces a table of atomic weights and discovers thorium.
  • Friedrich Wöhler synthesizes urea, thereby establishing that organic compounds could be produced from inorganic starting materials, disproving the theory of vitalism.[2][3]

Medicine[edit]

Paleontology[edit]

Physics[edit]

Technology[edit]

Institutions[edit]

Awards[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "April 27". Today in Science History. Retrieved 2011-12-20. 
  2. ^ "Justus von Liebig and Friedrich Wöhler". Chemical Heritage Foundation. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Bowden, Mary Ellen (1997). "Justus von Liebig and Friedrich Wöhler". Chemical achievers : the human face of the chemical sciences. Philadelphia, PA: Chemical Heritage Foundation. pp. 83–87. ISBN 9780941901123. 
  4. ^ Puschmann, Theodor. Handbuch der Geschichte der Medizin. 3. Jena. p. 384. 
  5. ^ Duncan, Henry (January 1828). "An Account of the Tracks and Footmarks of Animals found impressed on Sandstone in the Quarry of Cornockle Muir in Dumfriesshire". Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 11 (1): 194–209. Retrieved 2016-04-17.  Published 1831.
  6. ^ Green, George (1828). An Essay on the Application of Mathematical Analysis to the Theories of Electricity and Magnetism. Nottingham: T. Wheelhouse. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  7. ^ Ferrers, N. M. (ed.). Mathematical papers of the late George Green. 
  8. ^ Cannell, D. M. (1999). "George Green: An Enigmatic Mathematician". American Mathematical Monthly. 106 (2): 136–151. doi:10.2307/2589050. 
  9. ^ Gale, W.K.V. (1981). Ironmaking. Princes Risborough: Shire Publications. p. 22. ISBN 0-85263-546-X. 
  10. ^ Bevan, John (1996). The Infernal Diver: the lives of John and Charles Deane, their invention of the diving helmet and its first application... London: Submex. pp. 28–33. ISBN 0-9508242-1-6. 
  11. ^ Nicholson, Peter (1828). A Popular and Practical Treatise on Masonry and Stone-cutting. London: Thomas Hurst, Edward Chance & Company. pp. 39–60. 
  12. ^ Welch, Henry (1837). Loudon, John Claudius, ed. "On the Construction of Oblique Arches". Architectural Magazine. London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman. IV: 90. The stones were cut, or dressed, previously to the erection of the centre 
  13. ^ Schofield, Reginald B. (2000). Benjamin Outram, 1764–1805: An Engineering Biography. Cardiff: Merton Priory Press. pp. 149–154. ISBN 1-898937-42-7.