Johann Christoph Sturm

Sturm, Johann Christoph


Born Nov. 3,1635, in Hippol-stein, Bavaria; died Dec. 25,1703, in Altdorf. German mathematician, astronomer, and physicist.

Sturm became a professor of mathematics and physics at the University of Altdorf in 1669. In 1670 he published a German translation, with a detailed commentary, of works by Archimedes. Sturm also wrote mathematics textbooks and observed comets.