|Job||Scientist, a Professor, an Inventor, a Chemist, a Nuclear Physician, a Biologist , a Space Man.|
|First Appearance||Red Rackham's Treasure|
Professor Cuthbert Calculus (Professeur Tryphon Tournesol, literally Professor Tryphonius Sunflower) is one of the main characters in the Adventures of Tintin series. He is a scientist who invents many sophisticated devices used in the series, such as a one-person shark-shaped submarine, the Moon rocket and an ultrasound weapon.
Calculus's deafness is a frequent source of humour in his interactions with other people, as he often repeats back what he thinks he has heard, usually in the most unlikely words possible. Additionally, he often diverts the subject of a conversation by responding to a misinterpreted remark. For example, "But I never knew you had..." leads Calculus to respond "No, young man, I am not mad!". He is not perturbed by his handicap, even if it is a source of deep frustration to his friends. He himself does not admit to being near-deaf and insists that he is "only a little hard of hearing in one ear."
He also has a strong dislike for harsh language in front of him, such as Haddock calling him "acting like the goat", a word that Cuthbert reacted very violently towards to.
Professor Calculus has many jobs such as a Scientist, a Professor, an Inventor, a Chemist, a Nuclear Physician, a Biologist , and a Space Man.
- Red Rackham's Treasure
- The Seven Crystal Balls
- Prisoners of the Sun
- Destination Moon
- Explorers on the Moon
- The Calculus Affair
- The Castafiore Emerald
- Flight 714
- Tintin and the Picaros
- Tintin and Alph-Art