1975 in science
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The year 1975 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.
Astronomy and space exploration
- April 19 – Aryabhata, India's first satellite, is launched using Soviet boosters.
- July 17 – Apollo-Soyuz Test Project: An American Apollo and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft dock with each other in orbit marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the two nations.
- August 20 – Viking program: NASA launches the Viking 1 planetary probe toward Mars.
- August 7 – César Milstein and Georges Köhler report their discovery of how to use hybridoma cells to isolate monoclonal antibodies, effectively beginning the history of monoclonal antibody use in science.
- Living specimens of the Chacoan Peccary (Catagonus wagneri), previously known only from fossils, are identified in Paraguay.
- August 8 – The term global warming is probably first used in its modern sense by Wallace Smith Broecker.
- January – Altair 8800 is released, sparking the era of the microcomputer.
- March 5 – Hackers in Silicon Valley hold the first meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club.
- April 4 – Bill Gates and Paul Allen form a company at this time called Micro Soft in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to develop and sell BASIC interpreter software for the Altair 8800.
- Benoit Mandelbrot coins the term fractal.
- The Harada–Norton group is discovered.
- The Monty Hall problem in probability is first posed, by Steve Selvin.
- Lyme disease first recognised at Lyme, Connecticut.
- Mini–mental state examination (MMSE) or Folstein test introduced to screen for dementia or other cognitive dysfunction.
- Nobel Prizes
- Turing Award – Allen Newell, Herbert A. Simon
- July 17 – Terence Tao, Australian-born mathematician.
- November 14 – Martin Hairer, Austrian-born mathematician.
- February 14 – Sir Julian Huxley (b. 1887), English biologist and author.
- May 14 – Ernst Alexanderson (b. 1878), Swedish American television pioneer.
- June 27 – Sir Geoffrey Taylor (b. 1886), English physicist.
- November – Priscilla Fairfield Bok (b. 1896), American astronomer.
- December 28 – Frances McConnell-Mills (b. 1900), American toxicologist.
- Kohler, G.; Milstein, C. (1975). "Continuous cultures of fused cells secreting antibody of predefined specificity". Nature 256 (5517): 495–497. Bibcode:1975Natur.256..495K. doi:10.1038/256495a0. PMID 1172191.
- Waldman, Thomas A. (2003). "Immunotherapy: past, present and future" (PDF). Nature Medicine 9 (3): 269–277. doi:10.1038/nm0303-269. PMID 12612576. Retrieved 10 March 2005.
- Naish, Darren (2008-11-24). "New, obscure, and nearly extinct rodents of South America, and... when fossils come alive". Tetrapod Zoology. Archived from the original on 16 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-13.
- Broecker, Wallace S. (1975-08-08). "Climatic Change: Are We on the Brink of a Pronounced Global Warming?". Science 189 (4201): 460–463. Bibcode:1975Sci...189..460B. doi:10.1126/science.189.4201.460.
- Stefan (2010-07-28). "Happy 35th birthday, global warming!". RealClimate. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
[Broecker's article is] the first of over 10,000 papers for this search term according to the ISI database of journal articles
- Johnson, Brad (2010-08-03). "Wally's World". Foreign Policy. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
- Harada, Koichiro (1976). "On the simple group F of order ". Proceedings of the Conference on Finite Groups (Univ. Utah, Park City, Utah, 1975). Boston, MA: Academic Press. pp. 119–276. MR 0401904.
- Norton, Simon P. (1975). F and other simple groups. University of Cambridge: PhD Thesis.
- Selvin, Steve (February 1975). "A problem in probability (letter to the editor)". The American Statistician 29 (1): 67.
- Selvin, Steve (August 1975). "On the Monty Hall problem (letter to the editor)". American Statistician 29 (3): 134.
- Folstein, Marshal F.; Folstein, Susan E.; McHugh Paul R. (November 1975). ""Mini-mental state": A practical method for grading the cognitive state of patients for the clinician" (PDF). Journal of Psychiatric Research 12 (3): 189–98. doi:10.1016/0022-3956(75)90026-6. PMID 1202204. Retrieved 10 August 2011.