Pierre-Simon Laplace
was born 269 years ago
23rd March 1749

Pierre-Simon Laplace proved the stability of the solar system. In analysis Laplace introduced the potential function and Laplace coefficients. He also put the theory of mathematical probability on a sound footing.


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