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Authorised form of nameLaplace; Pierre Simon (1749 - 1827); Marquis de Laplace
SurnameLaplace
ForenamesPierre Simon
Dates1749 - 1827
NationalityFrench
Dates and placesBirth:
Beaumont-en-Auge, Normandy, France (23 March 1749)
Death:
Paris, France (05 March 1827)
ActivityResearch Field:
Mathematics, astronomy, physics
Education:
College at Beaumont-en-Auge; University of Caen (1766-1768)
Career:
Moves to Paris in 1768, where d'Alembert obtains for him an appointment of Professor of Mathematics at the Ecole Militaire (1769-1776). Elected to the Academy fo Science (1773). Elected Vice President fo the Institute of Science of France (1795) and President (1796). Introduces the concept of Black Holes in his 'Exposition du Systeme du Monde', published in two volumes in 1796
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
30/04/1789
Published works'Exposition du Systeme du Monde' 2 volumes, 1796.
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
References:
Walter Munk, 'Solving the Tidal Problem', review of David E Cartwright, Tides: A Scientific History in NR 2000 vol 54 pp 116-119
Alex D D Craik, 'James Ivory's last papers on the 'Figure of the Earth' (with biographical additions) in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 187-204
K K Schwarz, 'Faraday and Babbage' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp367-381
D E Cartwright, 'The Tonkin tides revisited' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 135-142
J S Rowlinson, 'Laplace: the man. ' Pierre Simon Laplace, 1749-1827: A determined scientist' by R Hahn, in NR 2006 vol 60 pp 221 - 223
Colin Montgomery, Wayne Orchiston and Ian Whittingham, 'Michell, Laplace and the origin of the Black Hole Concept' in Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 12(2), 90-96 (2009)
Royal Society codeNA5191
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
CB/1/4/229Draft of a letter from Charles Blagden to Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace, Paris 6 April 1811
CB/2/492Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Laplace27 December 1790
MM/18/21Letter from Harry Bateman to AT Whittaker10 December 1906
IM/002629Laplace, Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplacend
CB/2/734Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Laplace16 November 1785
CB/1/4/221Letter from Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace, Paris to Charles Blagden, London8 June 1784
CB/1/4/228Draft of a letter from Charles Blagden to Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace, Paris 10 December 1815
CB/1/1/231Letter from Claude Louis Berthollet to Charles Blagden9 July 1809
CB/1/2/10Letter from Charles Blagden, Paris to Joseph Banks, Soho Square, London27 June 1783
CB/1/4/227Draft of a letter from Charles Blagden to Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace, Paris 13 April 1811
CB/1/4/225Letter from Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace, Paris to Charles Blagden25 October 1815
CB/1/4/224Letter from Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace, Paris to Charles Blagden, London18 December 1811
CB/1/4/230Letter from Charles Blagden to Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace, Paris 23 November 1809
CB/1/4/226Draft of a letter from Charles Blagden to Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace, Paris 14 March 1810
CB/1/4/222Letter from Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace, Paris to Charles Blagden, London7 May 1785
CB/1/4/223Letter from Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace, Paris to Charles Blagden, London2 April 1806
CB/1/4/220Letter from Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace, Paris to Charles Blagden, 2 King's Road, Bedford Row, London24 February 1784
CB/2/27Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Laplace
CB/2/131Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Laplace14 March 1788
CB/2/435Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Laplace3 August 1790
CB/2/125Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Laplace19 February 1788
IM/002630Laplace, Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace1995
CB/1/1/214Letter from Claude Louis Berthollet to Charles Blagden10 April 1784
EC/1788/18Laplace, Pierre Simon: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CB/2/1Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to A M De La Place sent by M Le Blond31 May 1786
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