• Born date: 1792-05-21
  • Born in: Paris
  • Death date: 1843-09-19
  • Death in: Paris
Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis

Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis or Gustave Coriolis (French: [ɡaspaʁ ɡystav də kɔʁjɔlis]; 21 May 1792 – 19 September 1843) was a French mathematician, mechanical engineer and scientist. He is best known for his work on the supplementary forces that are detected in a rotating frame of reference. See the Coriolis Effect. Coriolis was the first to coin the term "work" for the transfer of energy by a force acting through a distance.