List of École Polytechnique faculty

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This list of École Polytechnique faculty includes current and former professors of École Polytechnique, a French scientific higher education institution established during the French Revolution in 1794 in Paris and moved to Palaiseau in 1976. In 2007, École Polytechnique became a founding member of the ParisTech group of leading Paris-area engineering schools.

Faculty[edit]

Name Department Notability Reference
André-Marie Ampère (1775-1836) Co-discoverer of electromagnetism. [1]
François Arago (1786–1853) (X1803) Mathematician, physicist, astronomer and politician. [2]
Augustin Louis Cauchy (1789–1857) (X1805) Early pioneer of analysis. [3]
Alain Finkielkraut (born 1949)
Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy (1755–1809) Co-discovered Iridium, Co-founded modern chemical nomenclature
Joseph Fourier (1768–1830) Fourier series, Fourier transform, Fourier's law of conduction [4]
Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette (1769–1834) Mathematician [5]
Charles Hermite (1822–1901) Hermite polynomials, Hermite interpolation, Hermite normal form, Hermitian operators, and cubic Hermite splines are named in his honor. [6]
Gaspard Monge (1746 - 1818) French mathematician and inventor of descriptive geometry. [7]
Claude-Louis Mathieu (1783 - 1875) (X1803) Mathematician and astronomer who worked on the distance of the stars. [8]
Claude-Louis Navier (1785 - 1836) (X1802) Major contributor to modern structural analysis. [9]
Paul Painlevé (1863 - 1933) Painlevé transcendents [10]
Louis Poinsot (1777 - 1859) (X1794) Inventor of geometrical mechanics [11]
Felix Savary (1797 - 1841) (X1815) Astronomer who worked on double stars [12]
Laurent Schwartz (1915 - 2002) Pioneer of the theory of distributions [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "André Marie Ampère". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  2. ^ "François Arago". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  3. ^ "Augustin Louis Cauchy". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  4. ^ "Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  5. ^ "Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  6. ^ "Charles Hermite". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  7. ^ "Gaspard Monge". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  8. ^ "Claude Louis Mathieu". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  9. ^ "Claude Louis Marie Henri Navier". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  10. ^ "Paul Painlevé". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  11. ^ "Louis Poinsot". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  12. ^ "Felix Savary". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  13. ^ "Laurent Moise Schwartz". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive.