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Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) is the eponym of all of the topics listed below. There are over 100 topics all named after this German mathematician and scientist, all in the fields of mathematics, physics, and astronomy. The English eponymous adjective Gaussian is pronounced GOWSS-i-?n.[1]


Various Gaussian curvatures

Algebra and linear algebra

Geometry and differential geometry

Gauss map

Number theory

Gaussian moat

Cyclotomic fields

Analysis, numerical analysis, vector calculus and calculus of variations

Comparison between 2-point Gaussian and trapezoidal quadrature.
Comparison between 2-point Gaussian and trapezoidal quadrature.

Complex analysis and convex analysis


Gaussian copula

Gaussian function and topics named for it

Gaussian curve with a 2-dimensional domain

Knot theory

Linking integral

Other mathematical areas


Gaussian grid points


Classical mechanics

Quantum mechanics


Gauss gun

Awards and recognitions

Place names and expedition named in his honour

The Gaußberg in Brunswick, Germany with the Gauss memorial in front

Institutions named in his honour

Other things named for him


  1. ^ Wells, John (2008). Longman Pronunciation Dictionary (3rd ed.). Pearson Longman. ISBN 978-1-4058-8118-0.
  2. ^ Andersson, L. E.; Whitaker, E. A., (1982). NASA Catalogue of Lunar Nomenclature. NASA RP-1097.
  3. ^ Wendland, H., 1865. Ueber die neue Palmengatung Gaussia. Nachr. Königl. Ges. Wiss. Georg-Augusts-Univ. 1865.

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