List of things named after Carl Friedrich Gauss

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Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777–1855)

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 /ˈɡsiən/ GOWSS-ee-ən.[1]


Various Gaussian curvatures

Algebra and linear algebra[edit]

Geometry and differential geometry[edit]

Gauss map

Number theory[edit]

Gaussian moat

Cyclotomic fields[edit]

Analysis, numerical analysis, vector calculus and calculus of variations[edit]

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

Complex analysis and convex analysis[edit]


Gaussian copula

Gaussian function and topics named for it[edit]

Gaussian curve with a 2-dimensional domain

Knot theory[edit]

Linking integral

Other mathematical areas[edit]


NCEP T62 Gaussian grid points
Gaussian grid points


Classical mechanics[edit]

Quantum mechanics[edit]


Gauss gun

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Place names and expedition named in his honour[edit]

The Gaussberg in Braunschweig, Germany with the Gauss memorial in front

Institutions named in his honour[edit]

Other things named for him[edit]


  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.