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  1. Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (/ ɡ aʊ s /; German: Gauß [kaʁl ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈɡaʊs] (); Latin: Carolus Fridericus Gauss; 30 April 1777 – 23 February 1855) was a German mathematician and physicist who made significant contributions to many fields in mathematics and science.

  2. Carl Friedrich Gauss. Although he is best known as one of the greatest mathematicians of all time, Carl Friedrich Gauss was also a pioneer in the study of magnetism and electricity. For an extensive survey of terrestrial magnetism, he invented an early type of magnetometer, a device that measures the direction and strength of a magnetic field.

  3. Mathematician, Physical Scientist. He is regarded as one of history's most influential mathematicians and made significant contributions to many fields of study, including number theory, algebra, statistics, analysis, electrostatics, geophysics, astronomy, and optics.

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  4. Feb 23, 2012 · Carl Friedrich Gauss worked in a wide variety of fields in both mathematics and physics incuding number theory, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, magnetism, astronomy and optics. His work has had an immense influence in many areas.

  5. Carl Friedrich Gauss was the last man who knew of all mathematics. He was probably the greatest mathematician the world has ever known – although perhaps Archimedes, Isaac Newton, and Leonhard Euler also have legitimate claims to the title.

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