Simon Stevin

Simon Stevin

H419/0060 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 27.2MB

Downloadable file size: 2.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Portrait of the Flemish physicist Simon Stevin, 1548-1620. Stevin entered the Dutch government service and developed a system for flooding parts of Holland to defend them from invasion. He is noted for his demonstration that hydrostatic pressure in a liquid depends only on the depth of the liquid and not on the shape of the container. In mathematics he is credited with introducing the decimal system for representing fractions. He also worked on statics. He was an advocate of writing scientific works in the vernacular rather than in Latin, as was the custom of the day. He married at the age of 64 and had four children.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: decimal fractions, first use, founder of, hydrostatics, mathematician, physicist, portrait of, portraits, simon, stevin, stevinus, surname s

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.