Johannes Kepler

1571 - 1630

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Johannes Kepler was a German mathematician and astronomer who discovered that the Earth and planets travel about the sun in elliptical orbits. He gave three fundamental laws of planetary motion. He also did important work in optics and geometry.
Full MacTutor biography [Version for printing]

List of References (120 books/articles)

Some Quotations (23)

A Poster of Johannes Kepler

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Preface to a translation of Kepler's Foundations of modern optics
  2. Kepler's planetary laws

Honours awarded to Johannes Kepler
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Lunar featuresCrater Kepler
Planetary featuresCrater Kepler on Mars
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Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)
  3. Johannes Kepler Working Group
  4. NNDB
  5. Pass Magazine (Kepler's proofs)
  6. NASA
  7. The Galileo Project
  1. High Altitude Observatory
  2. Science Museum Florence
  3. Kevin Brown (Kepler and the third law)
  4. AMS (The Kepler sphere packing problem) [registration required]
  5. George W Hart (Kepler's polyhedra)
  6. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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