Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss

1777 - 1855

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Gauss worked in a wide variety of fields in both mathematics and physics incuding number theory, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, magnetism, astronomy and optics. His work has had an immense influence in many areas.
Full MacTutor biography [Version for printing]

List of References (67 books/articles)

Some Quotations (27)

A Poster of Carl Friedrich Gauss

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. A comment from Thomas Hirst's diary
  2. Gauss's Disquisitiones Arithmeticae

Honours awarded to Carl Friedrich Gauss
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Fellow of the Royal Society1804
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1820
Royal Society Copley Medal1838
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Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. NNDB
  3. Gauss Werke (1863 in Latin and German)
  4. Nelly Cung
  5. Kevin Brown (Constructing the 17-gon)
  1. Kevin Brown (Geodesy)
  2. Sonoma
  3. H Kohler
  4. S D Chambless (An obituary of Gauss's son) and an account of his life in the USA
  5. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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