Lunar features

Lunar features named after mathematicians


About 300 mathematicians have lunar features (mostly craters) named after them.

You can see an account of how these features were named and links to files of whom they were called after.

The list of lunar crater names gives you the chance to download the full list in various formats.

If you go to the larger file (88K) you can see the features courtesy of the Lunar and Planetary Institute.

Click on the name to go to the biography


CATENAS
Catena Gregory (James)
Catena Sylvester


CRATERS
A
Abbe
Abel
Abu'l Wafa
Adams
Airy
Albategnius
Al-Biruni
Alhazen
Al-Khwarizmi
Anaxagoras
Apollonius
Arago
Archimedes
Archytas
Aristarchus
Aristoteles
Aryabhata
Atwood
Avicenna
B
Babbage
Bacon
Balmer
Barocius
Barrow
Bernoulli (Jacob) and
(Johann)
Bessel
Billy
Biot
Birkhoff
Bjerknes (Vilhelm)
Bobillier
Boethius
Bohr, Niels
Boltzmann
Bolyai
Bombelli
Boole
Borda
Borel
Born
Bouguer
Bowditch
Boyle
Brianchon
Briggs
Brouwer
Brown
Buffon
C
Cajori
Calippus
Campanus
Cantor (Georg) and
(Moritz)
Cardanus
Carnot
Cartan
Cassini
Cauchy
Cavalerius
Cayley
Chaplygin
Chapman
Chebyshev
Clairaut
Clausius
Clavius
Condorcet
Conon
Copernicus
Coriolis
Coulomb
Cremona

D
da Vinci
D'Alembert
De Morgan
de Sitter
Delambre
Delaunay
Democritus
Desargues
Descartes
Diophantus
Dirichlet
Doppelmayer
Doppler
E
Eckert (Wallace)
Eddington
Einstein
Eotvos
Eratosthenes
Esclangon
Euclides
Eudoxus
Euler
A ben Ezra
F
Fermat
Fitzgerald
Flamsteed
Fourier
Fredholm

G
Galilaei
Galois
Gassendi
Gauss
Geminus
Gemma Frisius
Gibbs
Green
Gregory (James)


H
Halley
Hamilton
Harriot
Heaviside
Herigonius
Hermann
Hermite
Herschel
C. Herschel
J. Herschel
Hilbert
Hill
Hipparchus
Hooke
Hubble
Hyginus
Hypatia
J
Jacobi
Jeans

K
Kastner
Kepler
Kirchhoff
Kovalevskaya
Krylov (Aleksei)
Qin Jiushao

L
La Condamine
Lacroix
Lagrange
Lamb
Lambert
Lame
Landau (Lev)
Larmor
Le Verrier
Lebesgue
Legendre
Leibnitz
Leucippus
Levi-Civita
Lexell
Liouville
Lobachevskiy
Lorentz
Love
Lyapunov

M
MacLaurin
Markov
Maskelyne
Maupertuis
Maurolycus
Maxwell
C. Mayer
T. Mayer
Menelaus
Mercator (Gerard)
Mersenius
Meshcherskiy
Miller
Milne
Mineur
Minkowski
Mobius
Monge

N
Neper (Napier)
Newcomb
Noether (Emmy)
Newcomb

O
Ohm
Omar Khayyam
Oresme

P
Pascal
Pauli
Peirce (Benjamin)
Petit
Petzval
Picard (Jean)
Pitiscus
Plana
Planck
Plato
Playfair
Poincare
Poinsot
Poisson
Poncelet
Proclus
Ptolemaeus
Puiseux
Pythagoras

Q
Quetelet

R
Rabbi Levi
Ramsden
Rankine
Rayleigh
Regiomontanus
Reiner
Rhaeticus
Riccius (Matteo)
Riemann
Runge
Rydberg


S
Sacrobosco
Schrodinger
Schroter
Schwarzschild
Segner
Seidel
Sierpinski
Snellius
Somerville
Sommerfeld
Stefan (Josef)
Steklov
Stevinus
Stokes
Sylvester
T
Tacquet
Talbot
Taylor
Thales
Theaetetus
Thebit
Theon Junior
Theon Senior
Thomson
Tisserand
Torricelli
Zu Chongzhi
U
Ulugh Beigh

V
Van Vleck
Vega
Vieta
Viviani
Vlacq
Volterra
Von Neumann

W
Weber
Weierstrass
Weyl
Wiener (Norbert)


FOSSA
Fossa Cauchy

MONS
Mons Ampere
Montes Archimedes
Mons Huygens
Mons La Hire
Mons Euler
(now called Mons Vinogradov)

PROMONTORIA
Promontorium Fresnel
Promontorium Kelvin
Promontorium Laplace

RIMAE
Rimae Apollonius
Rimae Archimedes
Rima Archytas
Rimae Aristarchus
Rima Billy
Rimae Boscovich
Rimae Burg
Rima Calippus
Rima Cardanus
Rima Cauchy
Rima Conon
Rima Diophantus
Rimae Doppelmayer
Rima Euler
Rimae Fresnel
Rima Galilaei
Rimae Gassendi
Rimae Gerard
Rima Hadley
Rimae Herigonius
Rimae Hypatia
Rimae Maupertuis
Rima T. Mayer
Rimae Menelaus
Rimae Mersenius
Rimae Plato
Rimae Ramsden
Rima Rudolf

RUPES
Rupes Cauchy
Rupes Kelvin
Rupes Mercator (Gerard)

VALLES
Vallis Bohr (Niels)
Vallis Planck
Vallis Schrodinger
Vallis Snellius

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