Person: Gerstner, František Josef


František Josef Gerstner was a Czech mathematician, astronomer and engineer. He is famed for transforming the Prague School of Engineers into the Prague Polytechnic Institute in 1806. It is now the Polytechnic University of Prague. He also produced a non-linear wave solution, known today as Gerstner waves or trochoidal waves.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 23 February 1756, Chomutov, Bohemia, now Czech Republic. Died 25 July 1832, Mladejov, Bohemia, now Czech Republic.

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Origin Czech Republic

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive