Happy 350th Philosophical Transactions!

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society volume 1

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society volume 1

Happy 350th Birthday to the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society first published on 6th March 1665.

This seminal work includes the following important papers, as reported by Charles Lusty, Head of Publishing Operations for the Royal Society.

  • The gruesome account of an early blood transfusion (1666)
  • The paper that proved Einstein right (1920)
  • Stephen Hawking’s early writing on black holes (1970)
  • Benjamin Franklin’s account of flying a kite in a storm to identify the electrical nature of lightning  – the Philadelphia Experiment (1752)
  • Sir Isaac Newton’s landmark paper on the nature of light and colour (1672)
  • A scientific study of a young Mozart confirming him as a musical child genius (1770)
  • The discovery of a comet by the first recognized female scientist, Caroline Herschel (1794)
  • Han’s Sloane’s account of inoculation with small pox (1755)
  • Maxwell’s discovery of the electromagnetic properties of light (1865

To find out more about the anniversary celebrations visit: https://royalsociety.org/publishing350/

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