Giovanni Domenico Cassini

1625 - 1712

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Giovanni Cassini was an Italian mathematician and astronomer who studied the curve which is the locus of a point the product of whose distances from two fixed foci is constant.
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List of References (6 books/articles)

A Poster of Giovanni Cassini

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Cassini and the Division in Saturn's Ring

Honours awarded to Giovanni Cassini
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Fellow of the Royal Society1672
Lunar featuresCrater Cassini
Paris street namesRue Cassini (14th Arrondissement)


Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)
  3. NNDB
  4. Science Museum Florence
  1. The Galileo Project
  2. The Catholic Encyclopedia
  3. Linda Hall Library (Drawing of the moon)
  4. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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