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Authorised form of nameGauss; Karl Friedrich (1777 - 1855)
Other forms of nameGauss, Carl Friedrich
Gauss, Charles Frederic
SurnameGauss
ForenamesKarl Friedrich
Dates1777 - 1855
Dates and placesBirth:
Brunswick, Germany (30 April 1777)
Death:
Gottingen, Germany (23 February 1855)
ActivityProfession:
Mathematician
Research Field:
Mathematical sciences, astronomy
Career:
Director of the observatory, Gottingen (1807-1855); researched magnetism and invented instruments for its study
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
12/04/1804
Medals/Prizes:
Copley Medal 1838
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Authority:
Altname from DSB and Record
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1854-1855 vol 7 pp 589-598
References:
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
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
AP/2/7A Magnetic Intensitynd
MS/581/33Letter to C F Gauss19/04/1804
L&P/12/101Letter, 'The elements of Ceres and Pallas' from Carl Friedrich Gauss to Nevil Maskelyne2 April 1805
IM/001621Gauss, Karl Freidrichnd
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