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1903 in science
The year 1903 in science and technology included many events, some of which are listed below.
See also: 1902 in science, other events of 1903, 1904 in science and the list of years in science.
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Aeronautics
- First documented, successful, controlled, powered flight of an aircraft with a petrol engine by Orville Wright
- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky begins a series of papers discussing the use of rocketry to reach outer space, space suits, and colonization of the solar system
Biology
- The type specimen of the vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) is described by Carl Chun.
Chemistry
- Peter Cooper Hewitt demonstrates the mercury-vapour lamp
Mathematics
- Fast Fourier Transform algorithm presented by Carle David Tolme Runge
- Edmund Georg Hermann Landau gives considerably simpler proof of the prime number theorem
Physics
- George Darwin and John Joly claim that radioactivity is partially responsible for the Earth's heat
Awards
Births
- January 22 - Fritz Houtermans, physicist
- January 27 - John Carew Eccles, psychologist
- February 2 - Bartel Leendert van der Waerden, mathematician
- February 22 - Frank P. Ramsey, mathematician
- April 6 - Doc Edgerton, professor, electrical engineer
- April 25 - Andrey Nikolaevich Kolmogorov, mathematician
- August 7 - Louis Leakey, archaeologist
- November 7 - Konrad Lorenz, zoologist
- November 27 - Lars Onsager, chemist
- December 28 - John von Neumann, mathematician
Deaths
- February 1 - George Gabriel Stokes, mathematician and physicist (* 1819
- March 28 - Emile Baudot, telegraph engineer (* 1845)
- April 28 - Willard Gibbs, physical chemist (* 1839)
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