Ten fun facts about Karl Friedrich Gauss


Fact 1
Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was born on 30 April 1777 in Brunswick and died on 23 February 1855.

Fact 2
He contributed notably to many fields, like algebra, number theory, statistics, geophysics, analysis, differential, astronomy, geometry, geodesy, electrostatics and optics.

Fact 3
Carl Friedrich Gauss been often referred to as the Princeps mathematicorum, "the Prince of Mathematicians", "the foremost of mathematicians" or "greatest mathematician since antiquity".


Fact 4
Gauss had a amazing influence in many fields of mathematics and science and is placed as one of history's most important mathematicians.

Fact 5
He mentioned mathematics as "the queen of sciences".

Fact 6
The Gauss Prize, one of the utmost honors in mathematics, Asteroid 1001 Gaussia, crater Gauss on the Moon, Degaussing, the process of eradicating a magnetic field are some of the things that have been named after him.

Fact 7
Daniel Kehlmann's 2005 novel Die Vermessung der Welt (Measuring the World), tells Gauss's life and work via historical fiction.

Fact 8
1840, Gauss created his important Dioptrische Untersuchungen in which he gave the first methodical analysis on the creation of images under a paraxial approximation (Gaussian optics).

Fact 9
Among his outcomes, Gauss displayed that under a paraxial approximation an optical organization can be considered by its cardinal points and he derived the Gaussian lens formula.

Fact 10
Gauss died in Göttingen, in the Kingdom of Hanover.


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