- 2000 in science
The year 2000 in
scienceand technologyinvolved some significant events.
Astronomy and space exploration
May 3- A rare conjunction occurs on the New Moonincluding all seven of the traditional celestial bodiesknown from ancienttimes up until 1781with the discovery of Uranus. The May 2000conjunction consisted of: the Sunand Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
December 14, the full genome sequence of the flowering plant " Arabidopsis thaliana" is published in "Nature".
** Physics -
Herbert Kroemer, Jack Kilby
** Chemistry -
Alan J Heeger, Alan G MacDiarmid, Hideki Shirakawa
** Medicine -
Arvid Carlsson, Paul Greengard, Eric R. Kandel
Turing Award: Andrew Yao
* Wollaston Medal for Geology:
William Sefton Fyfe
May 19- Yevgeny Khrunov(b. 1933), cosmonaut
September 20- Gherman Titov(b. 1935), cosmonaut
October 4- Michael Smith (b. 1932), chemist, 1993 Nobel Prize winner
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