1822 in science,
other events of 1823,
1824 in science,
list of years in science.
Olbers' paradox is described by the German astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers.
Human bones are found with those of the woolly mammoth at Paviland Cave on the Gower Peninsula, proving that the two had lived on earth at the same time.
William Sturgeon invents the electromagnet
Copley Medal: John Pond
January 8 - Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist who devised the theory of natural selection at the same time as Charles Darwin.
February 3 - Spencer Fullerton Baird, ornithologist and ichthyologist († 1881)
January 26 - Edward Jenner, inventor of the vaccine (* 1749)