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Inflationary theory, A. Guth

1980, With geologist son Walter, Luis Alvarez proposed the asteroid-impact theory to explain the iridium anomaly of the K-T extinction boundary.

Quantum Hall effect, K. von Klitzing

1980 discovery of Atlas

October 1980 discovery of Pandora

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13 February 1980 discovery of 2658 Gingerich

19 February 1980 discovery of 2315 Czechoslovakia, 2321 Luznice and 6060 Doudleby

16 March 1980 discovery of 4169 Celsius

8 April 1980 discovery of Telesto

15 April 1980 discovery of 3041 Webb

11 June 1980 discovery of 2614 Torrence

6 August 1980 discovery of 4170 Semmelweis

2 September 1980 discovery of 2316 Jo-Ann

13 September 1980 discovery of 2629 Rudra

16 September 1980 discovery of 3022 Dobermann

29 September 1980 discovery of 2599 Vesel and 2647 Sova

3 October 1980 discovery of 2620 Santana

7 October 1980 discovery of 2631 Zhejiang

14 October 1980 discovery of 2630 Hermod

6 November 1980 discovery of 2632 Guizhou

8 November 1980 discovery of 2648 Owa

9 November 1980 discovery of 2600 Lumme amd 3015 Candy

29 November 1980 discovery of 2649 Oongaq

8 December 1980 discovery of 2601 Bologna

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31 July 1980 Death of of Pascual Jordan

16 February 1980, Death of Erich Armand Arthur Joseph Hückel

1980 Death of Alexandr Ivanovich Oparin

1980 Death of Harold Lester Johnson

Nobel Prize

Physics to James Watson Cronin and Val Logsdon Fitch "for the discovery of violations of fundamental symmetry principles in the decay of neutral K-mesons"

Chemistry to Paul Berg "for his fundamental studies of the biochemistry of nucleic acids, with particular regard to recombinant-DNA" and to Walter Gilbert and Frederick Sanger "for their contributions concerning the determination of base sequences in nucleic acids"

Physiology or Medicine to Baruj Benacerraf, Jean Dausset and George D. Snell "for their discoveries concerning genetically determined structures on the cell surface that regulate immunological reactions"

Popular Science Feb 1980

Popular Science May 1980

Chronology

1979 - 1980 - 1981

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