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This essay made me pass summer school I did expect this much from you Gauss was a German scientist and mathematician People call him the founder of modern mathematics He also worked in astronomy and physics His work in astronomy and physics is nearly as significant as that in mathematics Gauss also worked in crystallography optics biostatisics and mechanics Gauss was born on April 30 1777 in Brunswick Brunswick is what is now called West Germany He was born to peasant couple Gausss father didnt want Gauss to go to a University In elementary school he soon impressed his teacher who is said to have convinced Gausss father that his son should be permitted to study with a view toward entering a university In secondary school nobody recognize his talent for math and science because he rapidly distinguished himself in ancient languages When Gauss was 14 he impressed the duke of Brunswick with his computing skill The duke was so impressed that he generously supported Gauss until his death in 1806 Gauss conceived almost all his basic mathematical discoveries between the ages of 14 and 17 In 1791 he began to do totally new and innovative work in mathematics In 1793-94 he did intensive research in number theory especially on prime number He made this his lifes passion and is regarded as its modern founder Gauss studied at the University of Gottingen from 1795 to 1798 He soon decided to write a book on the theory of numbers It appeared in 1801 under the title Disquisitiones arithmeticae This classic work usually is held to be Gausss greatest accomplishment Gauss discovered on March 30 1796 that circle using only compassses and straightedge the first such discovery in Euclidean construction in more than 200 years His interest turned to astronomy in April 1799 and that field occupied his attention for the remainder of his life Gauss set up a speedy method for
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