Mathematician:Anders Celsius

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Swedish astronomer, physicist and mathematician whose best known contribution to science was his $1742$ proposal of what is now known as the Celsius temperature scale.




  • Born: 27 November 1701 in Uppsala, Sweden
  • Died: 25 April 1744 in Uppsala, Sweden

Theorems and Definitions

Definitions of concepts named for Anders Celsius can be found here.


  • 1730: Nova Methodus distantiam solis a terra determinandi (New Method for Determining the Distance from the Earth to the Sun)
  • 1738: De observationibus pro figura telluris determinanda (Observations on Determining the Shape of the Earth)