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.

Be warned that the list of lunar crater names is large (about 2.7MB).

You can see a Wikipedia article on the feature by clicking on the (W) next to a name.

You can see a Lunar and Planetary Institute picture of the feature by clicking on the (L) next to a name.

Click on the name to access the MacTutor biography


CATENAS
(L) Catena Gregory (James)
(L) Catena Sylvester

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


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

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

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

K
(W) (L) Kastner
(W) (L) Kepler
(W) (L) Kirchhoff
(W) (L) Kovalevskaya
(W) (L) Krylov (Aleksei)
L
(W) (L) La Condamine
(W) (L) Lacroix
(W) (L) Lagrange
(W) (L) Lamb
(W) (L) Lambert
(W) (L) Lame
(W) (L) Landau (Lev)
(W) (L) Larmor
(W) (L) Le Verrier
(W) (L) Lebesgue
(W) (L) Legendre
(W) (L) Leibnitz
(W) (L) Lepaute
(W) (L) Leucippus
(W) (L) Levi-Civita
(W) (L) Lexell
(W) (L) Liouville
(W) (L) Lobachevsky
(W) (L) Lorentz
(W) (L) Love
(W) (L) Lyapunov

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

N
(W) (L) Neper (Napier)
(W) (L) Newcomb
(W) (L) Newton
(W) (L) Noether (Emmy)

O
(W) (L) Ohm
(W) (L) Omar Khayyam
(W) (L) Oresme

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


Q

(W) (L) Quetelet

R

(W) (L) Rabbi Levi
(W) (L) Ramsden
(W) (L) Rankine
(W) (L) Rayleigh
(W) (L) Regiomontanus
(W) (L) Rhaeticus
(W) (L) Riccius (Matteo)
(W) (L) Riemann
(W) (L) Runge
(W)       Rydberg


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

U
(W) (L) Ulugh Beigh

V
(W) (L) Van Vleck
(W) (L) Vega
(W) (L)Vieta
(W) (L) Viviani
(W) (L) Vlacq
(W)       Volterra
(W) (L) Von Neumann

W
(W) (L) Weber
(W) (L) Weierstrass
(W) (L) Weyl
(W) (L) Wiener (Norbert)


FOSSA
(L) Fossa Cauchy

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

PROMONTORIA
(L) Promontorium Fresnel
(L) Promontorium Kelvin
(L) Promontorium Laplace

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

RUPES
(L) Rupes Cauchy
(L) Rupes Kelvin
(L) Rupes Mercator

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

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