Johan Sten's A Comet of the Enlightenment: Anders Johan Lexell's Life and PDF

By Johan Sten

The Finnish mathematician and astronomer Anders Johan Lexell (1740–1784) was once a long-time shut collaborator in addition to the tutorial successor of Leonhard Euler on the Imperial Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg. Lexell was once at the start invited by means of Euler from his local city of Abo (Turku) in Finland to Saint Petersburg to help within the mathematical processing of the astronomical info of the drawing close transit of Venus of 1769. many years later he grew to become a normal member of the Academy. this can be the first-ever full-length biography dedicated to Lexell and his prolific medical output. His wealthy correspondence specially from his grand journey to Germany, France and England finds him as a lucid observer of the highbrow panorama of enlightened Europe. within the skies, a comet, a minor planet and a crater at the Moon named after Lexell additionally perpetuate his memory.

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