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Christian Ludwig Gerling
German astronomer

Christian Ludwig Gerling

Christian Ludwig Gerling
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Intro German astronomer
Was Scientist Physicist Astronomer Mathematician Educator
From Germany
Field Academia Mathematics Science
Gender male
Birth 10 July 1788, Hamburg
Death 15 January 1864, Marburg (aged 75 years)
Star sign Cancer
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Biography

Christian Ludwig Gerling (10 July 1788 – 15 January 1864) studied under Carl Friedrich Gauss, obtaining his doctorate in 1812 for a thesis entitled: Methodi proiectionis orthographicae usum ad calculos parallacticos facilitandos explicavit simulque eclipsin solarem die, at the University of Göttingen. He is notable for his work on geodetics and in 1927 some 60 letters of correspondence between Gerling and Gauss on the topic were published. He is also notable as the doctoral advisor of Julius Plücker.
Gerling, whose father was also called Christian Ludwig Gerling and was a pastor at the St. Jacobi church, was born in Hamburg and attended the Johanneum. In 1817, he became professor of mathematics at the University of Marburg.

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