Law 
Field 
Person(s) Named After

Abel's theorem 
Calculus 
Niels Henrik Abel

Amdahl's law 
Computer science 
Gene Amdahl

Ampère's circuital law 
Physics 
AndréMarie Ampère

Archie's law 
Geology 
Gus Archie

Archimedes' principle Axiom of Archimedes 
Physics Analysis 
Archimedes

Arrhenius equation 
Chemical kinetics 
Svante Arrhenius

Avogadro's law 
Thermodynamics 
Amedeo Avogadro

Bell's theorem 
Quantum mechanics 
John Stewart Bell

Benford's law 
Mathematics 
Frank Benford

Beer–Lambert law 
Optics 
August Beer, Johann Heinrich Lambert

Bernoulli's principle Bernoulli's equation 
Physical sciences 
Daniel Bernoulli

Biot–Savart law 
Electromagnetics, fluid dynamics 
Jean Baptiste Biot and Félix Savart

Birch's law 
Geophysics 
Francis Birch

Bogoliubov–Born–Green–Kirkwood–Yvon hierarchy 
Physics 
Nikolay Bogoliubov, Max Born, Herbert Green, John Kirkwood, and J. Yvon

Bogoliubov transformation 
Quantum mechanics 
Nikolay Bogoliubov

Boltzmann equation 
Thermodynamics 
Ludwig Boltzmann

Born's law 
Quantum mechanics 
Max Born

Boyle's law 
Thermodynamics 
Robert Boyle

Bradford's law 
Computer science 
Samuel C. Bradford

Buys Ballot's law 
Meteorology 
C.H.D. Buys Ballot

Byerlee's law 
Geophysics 
James Byerlee

Carnot's theorem 
Thermodynamics 
Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot

Cauchy's integral formula Cauchy–Riemann equations See also: List of things named after AugustinLouis Cauchy 
Complex analysis 
Augustin Louis Cauchy Augustin Louis Cauchy and Bernhard Riemann

Cayley–Hamilton theorem 
Linear algebra 
Arthur Cayley and William Hamilton

Charles's law 
Thermodynamics 
Jacques Charles

Church–Turing thesis 
Computer science 
Alonzo Church and Alan Turing

Coulomb's law 
Physics 
Charles Augustin de Coulomb

Law of Charles and GayLussac (frequently called Charles's law) 
Thermodynamics 
Jacques Charles and Joseph Louis GayLussac

Clifford's theorem Clifford's circle theorems 
Algebraic geometry, Geometry 
William Kingdon Clifford

Curie's law 
Physics 
Pierre Curie

Curie–Weiss law 
Physics 
Pierre Curie and PierreErnest Weiss

D'Alembert's paradox D'Alembert's principle 
Fluid dynamics, Physics 
Jean le Rond d'Alembert

Dalton's law of partial pressure 
Thermodynamics 
John Dalton

Darcy's law 
Fluid mechanics 
Henry Darcy

De Bruijn–Erdős theorem 
Mathematics 
Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn and Paul Erdős

De Morgan's law 
Logic 
Augustus De Morgan

Dermott's law 
Celestial mechanics 
Stanley Dermott

Descartes' theorem 
Geometry 
René Descartes

Dirac equation Dirac delta function Dirac comb Dirac spinor Dirac operator See also: List of things named after Paul Dirac 
Mathematics, Physics 
Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac

Drake equation 
Cosmology 
Frank Drake

Doppler effect 
Physics 
Christian Doppler

Ehrenfest's theorem 
Quantum mechanics 
Paul Ehrenfest

Einstein's general theory of relativity Einstein's special theory of relativity See also: List of things named after Albert Einstein 
Physics 
Albert Einstein

Erdős–Anning theorem See also: List of things named after Paul Erdős 
Mathematics 
Paul Erdős and Norman H. Anning

Erdős–Beck theorem 
Mathematics 
Paul Erdős and József Beck

Erdős–Gallai theorem 
Mathematics 
Paul Erdős and Tibor Gallai

Erdős–Kac theorem 
Mathematics 
Paul Erdős and Mark Kac

Erdős–Ko–Rado theorem 
Mathematics 
Paul Erdős, Ke Zhao, and Richard Rado

Erdős–Nagy theorem 
Mathematics 
Paul Erdős and Béla SzőkefalviNagy

Erdős–Rado theorem 
Mathematics 
Paul Erdős and Richard Rado

Erdős–Stone theorem 
Mathematics 
Paul Erdős and Arthur Harold Stone

Erdős–Szekeres theorem 
Mathematics 
Paul Erdős and George Szekeres

Erdős–Szemerédi theorem 
Mathematics 
Paul Erdős and Endre Szemerédi

Euclid's theorem 
Number theory 
Euclid

Euler's theorem See also: List of things named after Leonhard Euler 
Number theory 
Leonhard Euler

Faraday's law of induction Faraday's law of electrolysis 
Electromagnetism Chemistry 
Michael Faraday

Faxén's law 
Fluid dynamics 
Hilding Faxén

Fermat's principle Fermat's last theorem Fermat's little theorem 
Optics Number theory Number theory 
Pierre de Fermat

Fermi paradox Fermi's golden rule Fermi acceleration Fermi hole Fermionic field Fermi level See also: List of things named after Enrico Fermi 
Cosmology, Physics 
Enrico Fermi

Fick's law of diffusion 
Thermodynamics 
Adolf Fick

Fitts's law 
Ergonomics 
Paul Fitts

Fourier's law 
Thermodynamics 
Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier

Gauss's law Gauss's law for magnetism Gauss's principle of least constraint Gauss's digamma theorem Gauss's hypergeometric theorem Gaussian function See also: List of things named after Carl Friedrich Gauss 
Mathematics, Physics 
Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss

Gibbs–Helmholtz equation 
Thermodynamics 
Josiah Willard Gibbs, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz

Gödel's incompleteness theorems 
Mathematics 
Kurt Gödel

Graham's law 
Thermodynamics 
Thomas Graham

Grimm's law 
Linguistics 
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

Gustafson's Law 
Computer Science 
John L. Gustafson

Heisenberg's uncertainty principle 
Theoretical physics 
Werner Heisenberg

Hellmann–Feynman theorem 
Physics 
Hans Hellmann, Richard Feynman

Henry's law 
Thermodynamics 
William Henry

Hertz observations 
Electromagnetism 
Heinrich Hertz

Hess's law 
Thermodynamics 
Germain Henri Hess

Hilbert's basis theorem Hilbert's axioms Hilbert function Hilbert's irreducibility theorem Hilbert's syzygy theorem Hilbert's Theorem 90 Hilbert's theorem 
Mathematics 
David Hilbert

Hohenberg–Kohn theorem 
Quantum mechanics 
Pierre Hohenberg and Walter Kohn

Helmholtz's theorems Helmholtz theorem Helmholtz free energy Helmholtz decomposition Helmholtz equation Helmholtz resonance 
Thermodynamics Physics 
Hermann von Helmholtz

Hooke's law 
Physics 
Robert Hooke

Hopkinson's law 
Electromagnetism 
John Hopkinson

Hubble's law 
Cosmology 
Edwin Hubble

Hund's rules 
Atomic physics 
Friedrich Hund

Huygens–Fresnel principle 
Optics 
Christiaan Huygens and AugustinJean Fresnel

Joule's laws 
Physics 
James Joule

Jurin's law 
Physics 
James Jurin

Kasha's rule 
Photochemistry 
Michael Kasha

Kepler's laws of planetary motion 
Astrophysics 
Johannes Kepler

Kirchhoff's laws 
Electronics, thermodynamics 
Gustav Kirchhoff

Kopp's law 
Thermodynamics 
Hermann Franz Moritz Kopp

Lagrangian point Lagrange reversion theorem Lagrange polynomial Lagrange's foursquare theorem Lagrange's theorem Lagrange's theorem (group theory) Lagrange invariant Lagrange multiplier See also: List of things named after JosephLouis Lagrange 
Mathematics, Astrophysics 
JosephLouis Lagrange

Lamm equation 
Chemistry, Biophysics 
Ole Lamm

Langmuir equation 
Surface Chemistry 
Irving Langmuir

Laplace transform Laplace's equation Laplace operator Laplace distribution Laplace invariant Laplace expansion Laplace principle Laplace limit See also: List of things named after PierreSimon Laplace 
Mathematics Physics Probability Theory Statistical mechanics 
PierreSimon Laplace

Le Chatelier's principle 
Chemistry 
Henri Louis le Chatelier

Leibniz's law 
Ontology 
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Lenz's law 
Physics 
Heinrich Lenz

Leonard–Merritt mass estimator 
Astrophysics 
Peter Leonard, David Merritt

l'Hôpital's rule 
Mathematics 
Guillaume de l'Hôpital

Mach principle Mach reflection 
Physics 
Ernst Mach

Marconi's law 
Radio technology 
Guglielmo Marconi

Markovnikov's rule 
Organic chemistry 
Vladimir Markovnikov

Maupertuis' principle 
Mathematics 
Pierre Louis Maupertuis

Maxwell's equations Maxwell relations 
Electrodynamics Thermodynamics 
James Clerk Maxwell

Mendelian inheritance/Mendel's laws 
Genetics 
Gregor Mendel

Metcalfe's law 
Network theory 
Robert Metcalfe

Mikheyev–Smirnov–Wolfenstein effect 
Particle physics 
Stanislav Mikheyev, Alexei Smirnov, and Lincoln Wolfenstein

Milner–Rado paradox 
Mathematical logic 
Eric Charles Milner and Richard Rado

Minkowski's theorem 
Number theory 
Hermann Minkowski

Mitscherlich's law 
Crystallography Condensed matter physics 
Eilhard Mitscherlich

Moore's law 
Computing 
Gordon Moore

Nash embedding theorem Nash equilibrium 
Topology Game Theory 
John Forbes Nash

Nernst equation 
Electrochemistry 
Walther Nernst

Newton's law of cooling Newton's law of universal gravitation Newton's laws of motion See also: List of things named after Isaac Newton 
Thermodynamics Astrophysics Mechanics 
Isaac Newton

Noether's theorem 
Theoretical physics 
Emmy Noether

Nurgaliev's law 
Demography 
Nurgaliev's law

Nyquist–Shannon sampling theorem 
Information theory 
Harry Nyquist, Claude Elwood Shannon

Occam's razor 
Philosophy of science 
William of Ockham

Ohm's law 
Electronics 
Georg Ohm

Osipkov–Merritt model 
Astrophysics 
Leonid Osipkov, David Merritt

Ostwald dilution law 
Physical chemistry 
Wilhelm Ostwald

Paley–Wiener theorem 
Mathematics 
Raymond Paley and Norbert Wiener

Pareto distribution Pareto efficiency Pareto index Pareto principle 
Economics 
Vilfredo Pareto

Pascal's law Pascal's theorem 
Physics Geometry 
Blaise Pascal

Pauli exclusion principle 
Quantum mechanics 
Wolfgang Pauli

Peano axioms 
Foundational mathematics 
Giuseppe Peano

Planck's law 
Electromagnetism 
Max Planck

Poincaré–Bendixson theorem 
Mathematics 
Henri Poincaré and Ivar Otto Bendixson

Poincaré–Birkhoff–Witt theorem 
Mathematics 
Henri Poincaré, George David Birkhoff, and Ernst Witt

Poincaré–Hopf theorem 
Mathematics 
Henri Poincaré and Heinz Hopf

Poincaré recurrence theorem Poincaré conjecture Poincaré lemma See also: List of things named after Henri Poincaré 
Mathematics 
Henri Poincaré

Poiseuille's law 
Fluidics 
Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille

Poisson distribution Poisson's equation See also: List of things named after Siméon Denis Poisson 
Statistics Calculus 
Siméon Denis Poisson

Price's theorem 
Natural selection 
George R. Price

Ptolemy's theorem 
Geometry 
Ptolemy

Pythagorean theorem 
Geometry 
Pythagoras

Raman scattering 
Physics 
Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman

Rado's theorem 
Discrete mathematics 
Richard Rado

Ramanujan–Nagell equation See also: List of things named after Srinivasa Ramanujan 
Mathematics 
Srinivasa Ramanujan and Trygve Nagell

Raoult's law 
Physical chemistry 
Francois Marie Raoult

Riemann zeta function Riemann hypothesis Riemann integral Riemann lemma Riemannian manifold Riemann sphere Riemann theta function See also: List of things named after Bernhard Riemann 
Number theory, analysis, geometry 
Bernhard Riemann

Rolle's theorem 
Differential calculus 
Michel Rolle

Saha ionization equation 
Plasma physics 
Meghnad Saha

Schrödinger equation 
Physics 
Erwin Schrödinger

Sérsic's law 
Astrophysics 
J. L. Sérsic

Snell's law 
Optics 
Willebrord van Roijen Snell

Sokolov–Ternov effect 
Particle Physics 
Arsenij Sokolov and Igor Ternov

Sommerfeld–Kossel displacement law 
Spectroscopy 
Arnold Sommerfeld and Walther Kossel

Stefan–Boltzmann law 
Thermodynamics 
Jožef Stefan and Ludwig Boltzmann

Stokes' law 
Fluid mechanics 
George Gabriel Stokes

Stoletov's law 
Photoelectric effect 
Aleksandr Stoletov

Tarski's undefinability theorem Tarski's axioms See also: List of things named after Alfred Tarski 
Mathematical logic, Geometry 
Alfred Tarski

Thales' theorem 
Geometry 
Thales

Titius–Bode law 
Astrophysics 
Johann Daniel Titius and Johann Elert Bode

Torricelli's law 
Physics 
Evangelista Torricelli

Umov effect 
Physics 
Nikolay Umov

Van der Waals equation 
Chemistry 
Johannes Diderik van der Waals

Vlasov equation 
Plasma physics 
Anatoly Vlasov

Von Neumann bicommutant theorem Von Neumann entropy von Neumann paradox Von Neumann ergodic theorem Von Neumann universe Von Neumann neighborhood Von Neumann's trace inequality See also: List of things named after John von Neumann 
Mathematics, Quantum mechanics 
John von Neumann

Weinberg–Witten theorem 
Quantum Gravity 
Steven Weinberg and Edward Witten

Weyl character formula See also: List of things named after Hermann Weyl 
Mathematics 
Hermann Weyl

Wien's law 
Physics 
Wilhelm Wien

Wiener–Khinchin theorem 
Mathematics 
Norbert Wiener and Aleksandr Khinchin

Young–Laplace equation 
Fluid dynamics 
Thomas Young and PierreSimon Laplace

Zipf's law 
Linguistics 
George Kingsley Zipf
