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a huge influence in many fields of mathematics and science. He is ranked as one of history’s most influential mathematicians. In fact, he was sometimes even referred to as the “Prince of Mathematicians”.

Gauss was born on April 30, 1777 in Braunschweig, Germany. Even though he lived in poverty, he was a child prodigy. He could calculate many things mentally. There was this one time where his teacher told him to add up the numbers from one to onehundred because he misbehaved. To the teacher’s astonishment, he solved it in seconds. He went on to attend the Collegium Carolinum, where he proved the fundamental theorem of algebra, discovered Bode’s law, Binomial theorem, arithmetic/geometric mean, and the law of quadratic reciprocity. In 1795, he went to Gottingen University, but left in 1798 without a diploma. At this time, he discovered a way to construct a regular heptadecagon with just a compass and a straight edge. He liked this shape so much that he wanted his tombstone to be carved this way, but the stonemason didn’t want to attempt it because it would look just like a circle. And then, at the age of 24, Gauss published one of the most brilliant achievements in mathematics, Disquisitones Arithmeticae. In this

In his middle age. he had an argument with Janos Bolyai. there came a time when Gauss was predicting the position of a dwarf planet called Ceres so that he could help other astronomers relocate it. the astronomer who discovered Ceres in the first place. in 1801. On December 31. and was also able to prove it in 1809. In 1807. so he sought a position in astronomy. Piazzi. He published his work. Gauss decided that pure mathematics wasn’t important enough for him. the astronomer Heinrich Olbers rediscovered it using Gauss’s calculations. the dwarf planet. he simply replied that he used logarithms. Gauss proved that any integer is the sum of at most three triangular numbers and also developed the algebra of congruences. led Gauss to his work on a theory of the motion of planetoids disturbed by large planets. The discovery of Ceres. This method is still used today by scientists. He was then asked how he looked them up so quickly. Gauss heard about this and got to work. he was appointed Professor of Astronomy and Director of the astronomical observatory in Gottingen.book. had discovered it 30 to 35 years ago. In the meantime. but Gauss wrote to him saying that he. “Theoria motus corporum coelestium in sectionibus concis solem ambientum”. He minimized his measurement errors with the Gaussian gravitational constant. When asked how he predicted the position of Ceres so accurately. to which he responded that he just used his head to calculate logarithms. Boylai was afraid that Gauss . At one point in Gauss’s life. After this. Bolyai claimed he had discovered non-Euclidean geometry in 1829.. himself. 1801. had lost sight of Ceres again.

was stealing his work. in 1855. and worked on his publications meticulously. portraits. They discovered Kirchhoff’s Circuit Laws in electricity and developed the first electromechanical telegraph. Gauss’s greatest fear was criticism. “Tell her to wait a moment till I’m done. Isaac Asimov claimed that Gauss was once interrupted in the middle of a problem and was told that his wife was dying. Because of this. . Gauss died in Gottingen. In 1831. explained that Gauss refused to publish any of it because of his fear of controversy. but they were all completed to the fullest degree. His brain was preserved and studied by Rudolf Wagner. schools. Gauss collaborated with Wilhelm Weber about new knowledge in magnetism. Gauss casually replied.” There are many structures. his health began to decline. Gauss also had this very modest motto “pauca sed matura” which meant that he had very few works published. Waldo Dunnington. Hannover. but it was later discovered that Gauss’s diary included nonEuclidean geometry long before Bolyai had discovered it. and etc. Gauss is possibly the greatest mathematician of all time due to his many contributions to mathematics. a student of Gauss. He was a diligent and meticulous worker that was very modest. constructed in honor of Gauss. his discoveries in science and mathematics will continue to be used long after we have passed away. But in this time of his life. To emphasize on this part.

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