1908 in science,
other events of 1909,
1910 in science and the
list of years in science.
Discovery of the Burgess Shale Cambrian fossil site
Comet Halley first becomes visible on a photographic plate.
Ernest Shackleton's expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.
Albert Einstein together with Marcel Grossmann starts to develop a theory which would bind metric tensor gik, which defines a space geometry, with a source of gravity, that is with mass
Hans Geiger and Ernest Marsden discover large angle deflections of alpha particles by thin metal foils
Ernest Rutherford and Thomas Royds demonstrate that alpha particles are doubly ionized helium atoms
Karl Landsteiner develops system of blood groups.
Leo Baekeland presents the Bakelite hard thermosetting plastic
Einar Dessau uses a short-wave radio transmitter becoming the first to broadcast as a ham radio operator.
Louis Bleriot is the first man to fly across the English Channel in a heavier-than-air craft.
Guglielmo Marconi and Carl Ferdinand Braun are awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics
Wilhelm Ostwald is awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Emil Theodor Kocher is awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine
January 5 - Stephen Cole Kleene, future mathematician
April 13 - Stanislaw Marcin Ulam, future mathematician
May 7 - Edwin H. Land, future inventor and founder of Polaroid
November 24 - Gerhard Gentzen, future mathematician
Giulio Racah, future mathematician and physicist
January 12 - Hermann Minkowski, mathematician
August 27 - Emil Christian Hansen, fermentation physiologist