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J.Weber claims detection of gravitational waves

1968 — Brandon Carter speculates that perhaps the fundamental constants of nature must lie within a restricted range to allow the emergence of life; first use of the strong anthropic principle

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1 January 1968 discovery of 1917 Cuyo

24 January 1968 discovery of 1889 Pakhmutova

6 February 1968 discovery of 1890 Konoshenkova

28 March 1968 discovery of 3049 Kuzbass

18 July 1968 discovery of 2654 Ristenpart

24 August 1968 discovery of 6074 Bechtereva

19 October 1968 discovery of 1918 Aiguillon

22 October 1968 discovery of 1854 Skvortsov

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1 April 1968 Death of Lev Davidovich Landau

30 July 1968 Death of Semyon Emmanuilovich Khaikin in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) Russia

19 August 1968 Death of George Gamow

1968 Death of 1899 William Hume-Rothery

1968 Death of Howard Walter Florey

1968 Death of Cuno Hoffmeister

Nobel Prize

Physics to Luiz Walter Alvarez for his decisive contributions to elementary particle physics, in particular the discovery of a large number of resonance states, made possible through his development of the technique of using hydrogen bubble chamber and data analysis.

Chemistry to Lars Onsager "for the discovery of the reciprocal relations bearing his name, which are fundamental for the thermodynamics of irreversible processes"

Physiology or Medicine to Robert W. Holley, Har Gobind Khorana and Marshall W. Nirenberg "for their interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis"

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Chronology

1967 - 1968 - 1969

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