Authorised form of nameGauss; Karl Friedrich (1777 - 1855)
Other forms of nameCarl Friedrich
Gauss, Charles Frederic
Dates1777 - 1855
Place of birthBrunswick, Germany
Date of birth30 April 1777
Place of deathGottingen, Germany
Date of death23 February 1855
Research fieldMathematical sciences
Director of the observatory, Gottingen (1807-1855); researched magnetism and invented instruments for its study
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election12/04/1804
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Copley Medal 1838
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Altname from DSB and Record
Proc Roy Soc 1854-1855 vol 7 pp 589-598
James Gabriel O'Hara, 'Gauss and the Royal Society: The Reception of His Ideas on Magnetism in Britain (1832-1842)' in NR 1983-84 vol 38 pp 17-78
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Royal Society codeNA8223
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
M/089Gauss, Carl Friedrich1855
MM/11/178Letter from Edward Sabine, Woolwich, to G B Airy1 April 1842
EC/1803/13Gauss, Karl Friedrich: certificate of election to the Royal Society
L&P/12/101Letter, 'The elements of Ceres and Pallas' from Carl Friedrich Gauss to Nevil Maskelyne2 April 1805
IM/001621Gauss, Karl Freidrichnd
MS/581/33Letter to C F Gauss19 April 1804
MC/3Volume 3 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1839-1843
MC/3/46Copy letter from Captain Edward Sabine, Elberfelt, to Baron von Humboldt 24 October 1839
AP/7/12/3Unpublished letter, on Pallas observations from [Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias] Olbers to Schroeter [Johann Hieronymus Schroter]7 May 1802
AP/2/7Translation of abstract, ['Intensitas vis magneticæ terrestris ad mensuram absolutam revocata'] by [Karl Friedrich] Gauss[1832]
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