Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

Happy Birthday - Carl Friedrich Gauss

Carl Friedrich Gauss

Carl Friedrich Gauss

Carl Friedrich Gauss

Carl Friedrich Gauss

Carl Friedrich Gauss

Carl Friedrich Gauss

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (Gauß (April 30, 1777 - February 23, 1855) was a German mathematician, astronomer and physicist with a very wide range of contributions; he is considered to be one of the leading mathematicians of all time. (His name rhymes with "house", and is sometimes spelled Gaußin German.)

Gauss was born in Braunschweig, Duchy of Brunswick-Lneburg (now part of Germany) as only son of lower-class uneducated parents. According to legend, while in elementary school, his teacher tried to occupy pupils by making them add up the (whole) numbers from 1 to 100. Shortly thereafter, to the astonishment of all, the young Gauss produced the correct answer, having realized that pairwise addition of terms from opposite ends of the list yielded identical intermediate sums.

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Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

A Street Artist

street artist

street artist

Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

Braunschweig street pics #2

Braunschweig street pics #2

Braunschweig street pics #2

Another street pic...

Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

Yellow

Yellow

Yellow

Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

A Fine Spring Day

Yesterday's weather was great, so we left the city behind us, and had a picnic in the nature.

Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

Last Night's Party

Birthday presents

Birthday presents

Birthday presents

Birthday presents

Thanks to everyone who joined my birthday party. Especially to Björn, Marc and Sven, who came all the way from Hamburg. I think it was a nice evening, with enough beer and food. I hope everyone had a good time. Also thanks for the nice presents!

Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

Day of the Birthday Party

Day of the Birthday Party

Day of the Birthday Party

I thought about posting the colorful balloons before.
I'm glad I didn't.
It's the perfect picture for today!

I'm celebrating my birthday (April 21th) with a few friends today :-)

Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

Braunschweig street pics #1

Braunschweig street pics #1

Braunschweig street pics #1

Nothing really special. Just a street pic...

Kanada

The Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

 Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

 Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

I have to admit... very impressive!

Kanada

Mont Morency Falls

Mont Morency Falls, Quebec, Canada

Mont Morency Falls, Quebec, Canada