(11 Sep 1798 - 23 May 1895)
German physicist whose early work was in crystallography, but later turned more to a study of mathematical physics. He applied the least squares methods of error analysis of instruments which provided a greater precision to measurements.
Science Quotes by Franz Neumann (1 quote)
The greatest reward lies in making the discovery; recognition can add little or nothing to that.
— Franz Neumann
As quoted, without citation, in Howard Whitley Eves, Mathematical Circles Squared (1972), 148.