2004 in science

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The year 2004 in science and technology involved some significant events.

Anthropology[edit]

Astronomy[edit]

Biology[edit]

Computing[edit]

Earth sciences[edit]

  • April 22 – Trees have a theoretical maximum height of 130 m (426 ft) before gravity restricts their growth, according to a study published in Nature.[5]
  • September 28 – A long-awaited earthquake strikes Parkfield, California, the most closely monitored earthquake zone in the world. The earthquake, which had been expected to have occurred by the late 1980s, strikes at a magnitude 6.0. The network of instruments that had been installed in the region make this the most well-recorded earthquake in history.
  • December 26 – Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.

Mathematics[edit]

Paleontology[edit]

Philosophy[edit]

Main article: 2004 in philosophy

Physics[edit]

Technology[edit]

Space exploration[edit]

Awards[edit]

Appointments[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, P.; Sutikna, T.; Morwood, M. J.; Soejono, R. P.; Jatmiko, Wayhu; Saptomo, E.; Rokus Awe Due (October 27, 2004). "A new small-bodied hominin from the Late Pleistocene of Flores, Indonesia". Nature. 431 (7012): 1055–1061. Bibcode:2004Natur.431.1055B. doi:10.1038/nature02999. PMID 15514638. 
  2. ^ Brown, Michael E.; Trujillo, Chadwick; Rabinowitz, David (10 December 2004). "Discovery of a Candidate Inner Oort Cloud Planetoid" (PDF). The Astrophysical Journal. 617 (1): 645–649. arXiv:astro-ph/0404456Freely accessible. Bibcode:2004ApJ...617..645B. doi:10.1086/422095. Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  3. ^ "Chandra :: Photo Album :: Galaxy Clusters and Dark Energy". chandra.harvard.edu. 18 May 2004. 
  4. ^ "Access : Huge explosion traced to exotic star : Nature News". nature.com. 
  5. ^ Koch, George W.; Sillett, Stephen C.; Jennings, Gregory M.; Davis, Stephen D. (2004). "The limits to tree height" (PDF). Letters to Nature. Nature Publishing Group. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  6. ^ "Fossil find 'oldest land animal'". BBC News. 2005-01-25. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  7. ^ Daeschler, Edward B.; Shubin, Neil H.; Jenkins, Farish A. Jr (6 April 2006). "A Devonian tetrapod-like fish and the evolution of the tetrapod body plan". Nature. 440 (7085): 757–763. Bibcode:2006Natur.440..757D. doi:10.1038/nature04639. PMID 16598249. 
  8. ^ http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/nature02220 Nature
  9. ^ "Phys. Rev. C 69 021601". link.aps.org. 
  10. ^ "Nano-foam makes magnetic debut – physicsworld.com". physicsweb.org. 
  11. ^ "Nature". www.nature.com. 
  12. ^ "Journal of Chemical Physics". scitation.aip.org. 
  13. ^ Novoselov, K. S.; Geim, A. K.; Morozov, S. V.; Jiang, D.; Zhang, Y.; Dubonos, S. V.; Grigorieva, I. V.; Firsov, A. A. (2004-10-22). "Electric Field Effect in Atomically Thin Carbon Films". Science. 306 (5696): 666–669. arXiv:cond-mat/0410550Freely accessible. Bibcode:2004Sci...306..666N. doi:10.1126/science.1102896. ISSN 0036-8075. PMID 15499015. 
  14. ^ "This Month in Physics History: October 22, 2004: Discovery of Graphene". APS News. Series II. American Physical Society. 18 (9): 2. October 2009. Retrieved 2016-11-27. 

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