# Auguste Ferdinand Möbius (1790-1868)

## Auguste Ferdinand Möbius (1790-1868)

Auguste Ferdinand Möbius was a mathematician and theoretical astronomer at the University of Leipzig in Germany. Starting in 1809, he studied mathematics and astronomy at the universities of Leipzig, Göttingen (where he had Carl Friedrich Gauss as a professor) and Halle. He is primarily known for his discovery of the Möbius strip, a non-orientable two-dimensional space with only one face when it is immersed in a three-dimensional Euclidean space. It was discovered independently by Johann Benedict Listing at around the same time.

Auguste Ferdinand Möbius (1790-1868)