Fourier, Joseph

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Fourier, Joseph Gender: M
born on 21 March 1768
Place Auxerre, France, 47n48, 3e34
Timezone LMT m3e34 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
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Joseph Fourier


French mathematician and physicist, known also as an Egyptologist and administrator, who exerted strong influence on mathematical physics through his Théorie analytique de la chaleur (1822; The Analytical Theory of Heat). He showed how the conduction of heat in solid bodies may be analyzed in terms of infinite mathematical series now called by his name, the Fourier series. Far transcending the particular subject of heat conduction, his work stimulated research in mathematical physics, which has since been often identified with the solution of boundary-value problems, encompassing many natural occurrences such as sunspots, tides, and the weather. His work also had a great influence on the theory of functions of a real variable, one of the main branches of modern mathematics.

The Fourier transform and Fourier's Law are also named in his honour. Fourier is also generally credited with the discovery of the greenhouse effect.

He died 16 May 1830

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Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified to 11.44.36 LMT Asc 20Can19


  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession