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1966 — Stephen Hawking and George Ellis show that any plausible general relativistic cosmology is singular
1966 — James Peebles shows that the hot Big Bang predicts the correct helium abundance

Hotosi Nozaki and Ryoji Noyori discovered the first example of asymmetric catalysis (hydrogenation) using a structurally well-defined chiral transition metal complex.

1966 Beam Cooling (Hadrons) with electrons invented by Gersh Itshkovich (Andrei Mikhailovich) Budker

18 December 1966 discovery of Epimetheus


1 March 1966 Death of Friedrich Georg Houterman in Bern, Switzerland

20 June 1966 Death of Georges F. Lemaître

2 November 1966 Death of Peter Joseph William Debye

1966 Death of György Hevesy

1966 Death of Mikhail Fedorovich Subbotin

1966 Death of Arthur Robert Hogg

Fields Medal

Michael Francis Atiyah

Nobel Prize

Physics to Alfred Kastler "for the discovery and development of optical methods for studying Hertzian resonances in atoms"

Chemistry to Robert S. Mulliken "for his fundamental work concerning chemical bonds and the electronic structure of molecules by the molecular orbital method"

Physiology or Medicine to Peyton Rous "for his discovery of tumour-inducing viruses" and to Charles Brenton Huggins "for his discoveries concerning hormonal treatment of prostatic cancer"

Popular Science Feb 1966

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