Anders Celsius

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1744-04-25
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Major contributor to accuracy in measurement of heat.
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natural sciences and mathematics
Disciplines
astronomer
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anders celsius invited on expedition by pierre-louis moreau de maupertuis (Pierre Louis Maupertuis)
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carolus linnaeus knew family of anders celsius (Carl Linnaeus)
george graham sold instruments to anders celsius (George Graham)
pierre-louis moreau de maupertuis expedition with anders celsius (Pierre Louis Maupertuis)
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In 1725 Celsius was made secretary of the Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala, and the same year was appointed professor of mathematics at the university. (Details)
He was made professor of astronomy in April 1730, and later that year published his first major work: 'A Dissertation on a New Method of Calculating the Distance of the Sun from the Earth.' In 1732 he left Sweden and travelled around Europe for four ye (Details)
He was the first to realize from these observations that the aurora borealis involved magnetic forces. (Details)
 

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Nils Celsius
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1701-11-27
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