PNAS Anniversary Timeline

Explore 100 years of science and world events along with landmark papers published in PNAS.

PNAS was established in 1914 by the National Academy of Sciences to publish brief announcements of the most important research contributions of Academy members and those whose work they felt was significant, and in 1915 the first issue was published. For more information about the centennial see the ;xSTx;a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/111/16/5757.full ";xETx;Editorial;xSTx;/a;xETx; from Editor-in-Chief Inder Verma. ;xNLx;

1914-06-25 15:42:24

PNAS Established

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Established

1915-01-15 00:00:00

First Issue of PNAS Publishes

1915-05-07 13:56:05

Chromosomes and Inheritance - Thomas Hunt Morgan

1916-01-07 13:56:05

National Research Council Established

1916-12-01 00:00:00

Environment Influences Anatomy and Physiology - Franz Boas

1917-01-01 10:25:26

Russian Revolution

1918-01-01 01:07:39

Milky Way Measured

1918-01-01 10:25:26

The Great Influenza Pandemic

1920-01-01 10:25:26

First Commercial Radio Broadcast

1920-01-01 17:52:03

Protons Discovered

1920-04-01 00:00:00

The "Great Debate" on the Scale of the Universe

1924-01-01 17:52:03

Wave Mechanics

1925-06-01 00:00:00

Florence R. Sabin: First Woman Elected to NAS

1927-01-01 10:25:26

First Trans-Atlantic Flight

1928-01-01 17:52:03

Uncertainty Principle

1929-01-01 10:25:26

The Great Depression

1929-03-01 00:00:00

The Expanding Universe - Edwin Hubble

1929-06-01 00:00:00

Penicillin Discovered

1930-01-01 10:25:26

National Institute of Health

1931-01-01 03:29:49

Cyclotron Invented

1931-12-01 00:00:00

The Ergodic Theorem - George Birkhoff

1932-01-01 17:30:55

The Mean Ergodic Theorem - John von Neumann –

1933-01-01 03:29:49

Plastics Invented

1934-01-01 10:25:26

Dust Bowl Begins

1934-05-01 00:00:00

Super-novae and Cosmic Rays - Baade and Zwicky

1935-01-01 10:25:26

Social Security Act

1935-01-01 17:52:03

Neutrons Discovered

1939-01-01 10:25:26

New York World’s Fair

1941-01-01 10:25:26

Second World War

1941-11-01 00:00:00

One Gene, One Enzyme - Beadle and Tatum

1942-01-03 09:50:49

Manhattan Project

1945-08-06 16:14:38

Atomic Bombing of Japan

1946-01-01 08:12:55

Atomic Energy Act Passed

1947-01-01 03:29:49

Transistor Invented

1947-01-01 10:25:26

Partition of India and Pakistan

1948-08-06 16:14:38

Relativity and Quantum Wave Equations - Bargmann and Wigner

1950-01-01 08:12:55

Korean War

1950-03-01 21:51:34

Game Theory - John Nash

1950-06-01 10:14:59

Jumping Genes - Barbara McClintock

1951-04-01 10:14:59

The Structure of Proteins - Linus Pauling

1951-05-01 14:07:14

Quantum Fields- Julian Schwinger

1952-01-01 03:29:49

Polio Vaccine Developed

1952-05-01 14:07:14

Nuclear Transplantation - Briggs and King

1952-10-01 14:07:14

Social Equilibrium - Gerard Debreu

1953-01-01 03:29:49

Structure of DNA

1953-10-01 14:07:14

Stochastic Games - Lloyd Shapley

1953-12-01 17:52:03

The Vanishing Theorem - Kunihiko Kodaira

1954-05-14 17:30:55

Brown vs. Board of Education

1954-12-23 03:29:49

First Human Organ Transplant

1957-10-04 00:00:00

Sputnik 1 Launched

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