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Joseph Fourier

French mathematician and physicist

1768   -   1830

country of citizenship: Kingdom of France, French First Republic, First French Empire, Bourbon Restoration
language of expression: French
educated at: École normale
occupation: mathematician, physicist, historian, archaeologist, university teacher, prefect, engineer
award received: Officer of the Legion of Honour, Grand prix des sciences mathématiques, Foreign Member of the Royal Society
student of: Joseph-Louis Lagrange

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Jean-Baptiste Joseph Fourier (; French: [fuʁje]; 21 March 1768 – 16 May 1830) was a French mathematician and physicist born in Auxerre and best known for initiating the investigation of Fourier series, which eventually developed into Fourier analysis and harmonic analysis, and their applications to problems of heat transfer and vibrations. The Fourier transform and Fourier's law of conduction are also named in his honour. Fourier is also generally credited with the discovery of the greenhouse effect.
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Mémoire sur les températures du globe terrestre et des espaces planétaires ( 1824 )

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Remarques générales sur les Températures du globe terrestre et des espaces planétaires ( 1824 )

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author: Joseph Fourier

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