So few people understand what mathematicians do, so I'll let one of the greats explain: "It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment" -Carl Friedrich Gauss
Carl Friedrich Gauss- Child prodigy Gauss, the ‘Prince of Mathematics’, made his first major discovery whilst still a teenager, and wrote the incredible Disquisitiones Arithmeticae, his magnum opus, by the time he was 21.
Carl Friedrich Gauss, 10 Deutsch Marks (1991) was born in Germany in 1777. Many enthusiasts of mathematical history would place him with Euler and Newton as one of the three best mathematicians of all time. Compared to Euler, Gauss published relatively little during his lifetime; however, virtually everything he did was extremely impactful (his motto was 'pauca sed matura,' which means 'few but ripe').
Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777 - 1855). German mathematician and physical scientist who contributed significantly to many fields, including number theory, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy,