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Carlos Graef Fernandez

Carlos Graef Fernandez, Mexican mathematician and physicist (Guanaceví, Durango State 25 February 1911 – Ciudad de Mexico 13 January 1988)

From German descent
 
 
Authored 17 papers
 
Performed important works about gravitation

His doctoral thesis in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) about periodic paths of cosmic rays gained international level (1935)
 
Demonstrated that there is a number of possible motions in the plane of magnetic equator of Earth
 
Obtained simple mathematical formulas to describe equatorial periodic orbits 
 
First to treat a problem of differential equations in three dimensions (1940)

Gave an explanation about curvature of luminous rays and the red shift to spectral rays


Solved the problem of two-body in gravitational theory

 

 
 
 

HONORS

National Science Prize, American Mathematical Society (1970)