|Born||8 February 1700
Groningen, Dutch Republic
|Died||17 March 1782 (aged 82)
Basel, Republic of the Swiss
|Fields||Mathematics, physics, medicine|
|Alma mater||University of Basel (M.D., 1721)
University of Strasbourg
|Thesis||‘Dissertatio physico-medica de respiratione (Dissertation on the medical physics of respiration) (1721)|
|Known for||Bernoulli’s principle
Early kinetic theory of gases
It would be better for the true physics if there were no mathematicians on earth.
There is no philosophy which is not founded upon knowledge of the phenomena, but to get any profit from this knowledge it is absolutely necessary to be a mathematician.