#10708 Overall Influence

Friedrich Robert Helmert

German geodesist


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Friedrich Robert Helmert was a German geodesist and an important writer on the theory of errors.Career Helmert was born in Freiberg, Kingdom of Saxony. After schooling in Freiberg and Dresden, he entered the Polytechnische Schule, now Technische Universität, in Dresden to study engineering science in 1859. Finding him especially enthusiastic about geodesy, one of his teachers, Christian August Nagel, hired him while still a student to work on the triangulation of the Erzgebirge and the drafting of the trigonometric network for Saxony. In 1863 Helmert became Nagel's assistant on the Central European Arc Measurement. After a year's study of mathematics and astronomy Helmert obtained his doctor's degree from the University of Leipzig in 1867 for a thesis based on his work for Nagel.

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Humboldt University of Berlin

Public research university in Berlin, Germany

Leipzig University

University in Leipzig, Germany

RWTH Aachen University

University in Aachen, Germany

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#27 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#1965 World Rank
#2510 World Rank