1912 in science
- January: Theory of the continental drift of the German Alfred Wegener.
- December 7th: Electrocardiogram.
Launching with the Denmark of the Seelandia , first ship propelled by a spark-ignition engine.
- the Greenlandic ethnographer Knud Rasmussen and Peter G. Freuchen create the base of Thulé to the Greenland and launch seven forwardings of 1912 to 1933. They use sledges and dogs, then crawler-mounted motorized vehicles.
- Forwarding of the Dane Barclay Raunkiser in Mongolia.
- Physical Nobel Prize
- : Gustaf Dalén (Swedish).
- Chemistry: Victor Hard grindstone, Paul Sabatier (French) for their work in organic chemistry.
- Physiology or medicine: Alexis Carrel (French).
- Medal Wollaston: Lazarus Fletcher
- March 23rd: Wernher von Braun, Engineer (D. 1977)
- April 19th: Glenn Theodore Seaborg, Nobel Prize of chemistry in 1951 (D. 1999)
- May 30th: Glenn Theodore Seaborg, Nobel Prize of physiology or medicine in 1970 (D. 2004)
- February 10th: Joseph To list, inventor of the antisepsy (N. 1827)
- February 12th: Osborne Reynolds, Engineer and Physicist (N. 1842)
- March 29th: Robert Falcon Scott, Exploring (N. 1868)
- July 17th: Henri Poincaré, physicist.
- August 7th: François-Alphonse Forel, creator of Limnology (N. 1841)
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