Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis

lived from 1792 to 1843

Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis is best remembered for the Coriolis force. He showed that the laws of motion could be used in a rotating frame of reference.

Find out more at:
http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Mathematicians/Coriolis.html