Daniel Bernoulli

Daniel Bernoulli FRS (German: [bɛʁˈnʊli];[1] 8 February [O.S. 29 January] 1700 – 27 March 1782[2]) was a Swiss mathematician and physicist[2] and was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family from Basel. He is particularly remembered for his applications of mathematics to mechanics, especially fluid mechanics, and for his pioneering work in probability and statistics. His name is commemorated in the Bernoulli's principle, a particular example of the conservation of energy, which describes the mathematics of the mechanism underlying the operation of two important technologies of the 20th century: the carburetor and the airplane wing.

Daniel Bernoulli
Portrait of Daniel Bernoulli (1720-1725)
Born8 February 1700
Died27 March 1782 (aged 82)
NationalitySwiss
EducationUniversity of Basel (M.D., 1721)
Heidelberg University
University of Strasbourg
Known forBernoulli's principle
Early kinetic theory of gases
Thermodynamics
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics, physics, medicine
ThesisDissertatio physico-medica de respiratione (Dissertation on the medical physics of respiration) (1721)
InfluencedBernoulli University
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