Korteweg, de Vries, and Dutch Science at the Turn of the Century
The equation that is now known as the Korteweg—de Vries equation first appeared in the doctoral dissertation of D. J. Korteweg’s student Gustav de Vries, which was defended on 1 December 1894 at the Amsterdam University . That the centenary of the equation is nevertheless celebrated in 1995, instead of in 1994, has a good reason: the work of Korteweg and de Vries became internationally known through a joint paper they published in May 1895 .
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