1830 in science
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This article needs additional citations for verification. (July 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
- March 16 – Great Comet of 1830 (C/1830 F1, 1830 I) first observed in Mauritius.
- Johann Heinrich Mädler and Wilhelm Beer produce the first map of the surface of Mars.
- Charles Bell publishes his Nervous System of the Human Body thats fake.
- William Jackson Hooker commences publication of The British Flora.
- October 14 – HMS Beagle returns to England from her first voyage, a hydrographic survey of the Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego regions of South America.
- Charles Lyell publishes the first volume of his Principles of Geology, being an attempt to explain the former changes of the Earth's surface, by reference to causes now in operation.
- July 13 – John Ruggles is granted United States patent No. 1, for applying rack railway equipment to the "Locomotive steam-engine for rail and other roads".
- August 31 – Edwin Budding is granted a United Kingdom patent for the lawnmower.
- Aeneas Coffey is granted a United Kingdom patent for an improved column still.
- Eaton Hodgkinson publishes his pioneering paper on the optimum cross section for cast iron structural beams.
- Stephen H. Long designs the Long truss wooden bridge.
- Charles Babbage publishes Reflections on the Decline of Science in England, and on Some of Its Causes.
- Copley Medal: not awarded
- March 5 – Étienne-Jules Marey (died 1904), physiologist.
- March 5 – Charles Wyville Thompson (died 1882), marine biologist.
- April 21 – Clémence Royer (died 1902), French anthropologist.
- May 10 – François-Marie Raoult (died 1901), chemist.
- August 19 – Lothar Meyer (died 1895), chemist.
- October 24 – Marianne North (died 1890), botanist.
- November 20 – Sigismond Jaccoud (died 1913), physician.
- March 2 – Samuel Thomas von Sömmerring (born 1755), German physician, anatomist, paleontologist and inventor.
- March 29 – James Rennell (born 1742), English cartographer and oceanographer.
- May 16 – Joseph Fourier (born 1768), French mathematician.
- August 24 – Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot (born 1748), French ornithologist.
- Clelia Durazzo Grimaldi (born 1760), Italian botanist.
- "Theoretical and Experimental Researches to Ascertain the strength and best forms of Iron beams". Memoirs of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society 2nd ser. 5:407-544.