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Carl Friedrich Gauss

Historical skill

A German (1777-1855) mathematician, scientist and professor who was born in Brunswick and died in Göttingen, Germany.[1] Gauss possibly made the city of Göttingen the centre of mathematics until long after his death; a place that attracted several other of history’s most famous mathematicians, including B. Riemann and Weber, likely due to Gauss’ presence.[2]

Portrait of Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss, painted by C. A. Jensen[3]

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References:

  1. Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss’ (web page), J. J. O'Connor & E. F. Robertson, School of Mathematics and Statistics at University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 1996, mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Gauss.html (accessed Jan. 9th, 2020)
  2. Carl Friedrich Gauss’ (web page), Famous Scientists: The Art of Genius, 2016, www.famousscientists.org/carl-friedrich-gauss (accessed Jan. 9th, 2020)
  3. Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss’ (painting), Christian Albrecht Jensen, Gauß-Gesellschaft Göttingen e.V., photo by A. Wittmann, www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Friedrich_Gauss (accessed Jan. 9th, 2020)
  4. 19th Century Mathematics - Gauss’ (web page), Luke Mastin, The Story of Mathematics, 2010, www.storyofmathematics.com/19th_gauss.html (accessed Jan. 9th, 2020)
  5. Primtal: Matematikkens gådefulde tal - fra A-Ø’ (book, in Danish), David Wells, Nyt Teknisk Forlag, 1st ed., 2006, books.google.dk/books?id=D3vh6DhRiJoC&pg=PA140
  6. Primtallenes hemmeligheder’ (web page, in Danish), Jens Ramskov, Ingeniøren, 2001, www.ing.dk/artikel/primtallenes-hemmeligheder-42745 (accessed Sep. 23rd, 2020)
  7. How a 19th Century Math Genius Taught Us the Best Way to Hold a Pizza Slice’ (web page), Aatish Bhatia, Wired: Science, 2014, www.wired.com/2014/09/curvature-and-strength-empzeal (accessed May 14th, 2019)
  8. Disquisitiones Arithmeticae, English translation’ (book, translated from Latin by Arthur C. Clarke), Carl Friedrich Gauss, Yale University Press, 1966, books.google.dk/books/yup?vid=ISBN9780300094732, ISBN 9780300094732