Charles Eugene Delaunay


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(1816–72; b. Lusigny-sur-Barse, France; d. Cherbourg, France)

French mathematician. Delaunay studied at the Sorbonne and taught at the École Polytechnique. His theory of lunar motion advanced the development of theories of planetary motion. He drowned in a boating accident. A street in Paris and a lunar crater are named after him.

Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

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