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Astronomy and space exploration
Conjunction of planets, moon and sun on May 4, 2000

May 4 – A rare conjunction occurs on the New Moon including all seven of the traditional celestial bodies known from ancient times up until 1781 with the discovery of Uranus. The May 2000 conjunction consisted of: the Sun and Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
August 10 – Publication of the M-sigma relation in The Astrophysical Journal.

Biology

June 26 – 'Rough draft' of the human genome is announced jointly by President of the United States Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair.[1]
December 14 – The full genome sequence of the flowering plant Arabidopsis thaliana is published in Nature.
10-year Census of Marine Life launched.[2]

Medicine

January 31 – English doctor Harold Shipman is found guilty of killing fifteen of his elderly patients by lethal injections of diamorphine, the only British physician ever convicted of murdering his patients; he is actually considered to have killed at least 215.[3]

Awards

Nobel Prizes
Physics – Zhores Alferov, 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

Births
Deaths

March 10 – Nim Chimpsky (b. 1973), chimpanzee
May 19 – Yevgeny Khrunov (b. 1933), cosmonaut
June 14 – Elsie Widdowson (b. 1908), nutritionist
September 20 – Gherman Titov (b. 1935), cosmonaut
October 4 – Michael Smith (b. 1932), chemist, 1993 Nobel Prize winner
November 20 – Nikolay Dollezhal (b. 1899), a key figure in Soviet atomic bomb project and chief designer of nuclear reactors

References

^ "White House Press Release". Retrieved 2011-08-04.
^ "Census of Marine Life". Retrieved 2011-10-10.
^ "Harold Shipman: Timeline". BBC News. 2002-07-18. Retrieved 2011-08-04.

13 April 2000 discovery of 31956 Wald

22 April 2000 discovery of 45737 Benita

1 May 2000 discovery of 30305 Severi

2 May 2000 discovery of 30306 Frigyesriesz and 30307 Marcelriesz

1 June 2000 discovery of 30417 Staudt and 30418 Jakobsteiner

21 June 2000 discovery of 30439 Moe

22 June 2000 discovery of 30440 Larry

24 June 2000 discovery of 30441 Curly

3 July 2000 discovery of 30443 Stieltjes

5 July 2000 discovery of 30444 Shemp and 30445 Stirling

8 July 2000 discovery of 32184 Yamaura

1 August 2000 discovery of 32267 Hermannweyl

20 August 2000 discovery of 32564 Glass and 32569 Deming

3 December 2000 discovery of 41943 Fredrick

2000 discovery of Harpalyke

2000 discovery of Praxidike

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20 April 2000 Death of Philip Childs Keenan in Columbus, Ohio, USA

31 May 2000 Death of Erich Kähler

15 September 2000 Death of Frank John Kerr in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA

15 September 2000 Death of Lev Pavlovich Rapoport

4 October 2000 Death of Michael Smith

22 December 2000 Death Herman Feshbach

2000 Death of William Hamilton

2000 Death of Marcus Laurence Elwin Oliphant

2000 Death of Klaus Halbach

2000 Death of Robert Rathbun Wilson

Nobel Prize

Physics "for basic work on information and communication technology" to Zhores I. Alferov and Herbert Kroemer "for developing semiconductor heterostructures used in high-speed- and opto-electronics" and Jack S. Kilby "for his part in the invention of the integrated circuit"

Chemistry: to Alan Jay Heeger, Alan G. MacDiarmid and Hideki Shirakawa "for the discovery and development of conductive polymers"

Physiology or Medicine to Arvid Carlsson, Paul Greengard and Eric R. Kandel "for their discoveries concerning signal transduction in the nervous system"

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Chronology

1999 - 2000 - 2001

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