2034 Bernoulli

This minor planet is named after the Bernoulli family, of which "a great dynasty" of mathematicians were a part. Specifically, this minor planet references Jacob, Johann, and Daniel Bernoulli.

Jacob Bernoulli was the inventor of the calculus of variations, and made several important contributions to probability theory. Johann Bernoulli made contributions to integral calculus, and used it to solve the brachistochrone problem and calculate the catenary, and taught the famous mathematician Leonard Euler. Daniel Bernoulli did pioneering work in fluid mechanics, notably the development of Bernoulli's Principle, and also did work in mathematics and probability.

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