This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Carl Friedrich Gauss, German Mathematician

Carl Friedrich Gauss, German Mathematician

C044/7112

Rights Managed

23.2 MB (5.2 MB compressed)

3451 x 2348 pixels

29.2 x 19.8 cm ⏐ 11.5 x 7.8 in (300dpi)

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

SCIENCE SOURCE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SCIENCE SOURCE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) was a German mathematician who contributed significantly to many fields, including number theory, algebra, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, geophysics, mechanics, electrostatics, astronomy, matrix theory, and optics. Sometimes referred to as the Princeps mathematicorum and greatest mathematician since antiquity, Gauss had an exceptional influence in many fields of mathematics and science and is ranked as one of history's most influential mathematicians. He was never a prolific writer, refusing to publish work which he did not consider complete and above criticism. When he died his brain was preserved and was studied by Rudolf Wagner who found its mass to be 1,492 grams (slightly above average). Highly developed convolutions were also found, which in the early 20th century was suggested as the explanation of his genius.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}