List of things named after Pierre-Simon Laplace

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This is a list of things named after Pierre-Simon Laplace

Probability theory[edit]

Mathematical analysis[edit]

Differential equations[edit]

Spherical harmonics[edit]


Discrete mathematics[edit]



In popular culture[edit]

  • Laplace no Ma, a video game about Laplace's demon
  • In Kamen Rider Fourze the Libra Horoscopes develops an ability called "The eye of Laplace"
  • In Mega Man Star Force 3 Solo gains a wizard named Laplace.
  • The idea of the Laplace Demon has been cited several times in Japanese pop culture:
    • In the Super Robot Wars serial, Elemental Lord of the Wind Cybuster is said to be equipped with the Laplace Demon which can alter the Laws of Probabilities.
    • In Gundam UC, the titular machine, the Gundam Unicorn, has the La+ (Laplus; Laplace) operative system, which is the key to obtain the Box of Laplace—a repository of secret information whose possession could change the course of the world.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Schmadel, L. D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (5th rev. ed.). Berlin: Springer-Verlag. ISBN 3-540-00238-3.