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) Analysis (1807-1808)
Mecanics (1809-1827)[1]
Co-discoverer of electromagnetism [2]
François Arago (1786–1853) (X1803) Geometry (1810-1815)
Analysis (1816-1829)[1]
Mathematician, physicist, astronomer and politician [3]
Augustin Louis Cauchy (1789–1857) (X1805) Analysis (1815-1829)[1] Early pioneer of analysis [4]
Alain Finkielkraut (born 1949) Humanities and Social sciences
Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy (1755–1809) Chemistry Co-discovered iridium, co-founded modern chemical nomenclature
Joseph Fourier (1768–1830) Analysis Fourier series, Fourier transform, Fourier's law of conduction [5]
Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette (1769–1834) Descriptive Geometry Mathematician [6]
Charles Hermite (1822–1901) Mathematics (1869-) Hermite polynomials, Hermite interpolation, Hermite normal form, Hermitian operators, and cubic Hermite splines are named in his honor [7]
Claude-Louis Mathieu (1783 - 1875) (X1803) Analysis (1833-1838)[1] Mathematician and astronomer who worked on the distance of the stars [8]
Gaspard Monge (1746 - 1818) Descriptive Geometry French mathematician and inventor of descriptive geometry [9]
Claude-Louis Navier (1785 - 1836) (X1802) Analysis (1831-1832)[1] Major contributor to modern structural analysis [10]
Paul Painlevé (1863 - 1933) Mathematics Painlevé transcendents [11]
Louis Poinsot (1777 - 1859) (X1794) Analysis (1809-1811)[1] Inventor of geometrical mechanics [12]
Felix Savary (1797 - 1841) (X1815) Analysis (1830-1841)[1] Astronomer who worked on double stars [13]
Laurent Schwartz (1915 - 2002) Mathematics (1959-1980) Pioneer of the theory of distributions [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Callot, Jean Pierre; Journau, Philippe (1982). Histoire de l'École polytechnique (in French). C. Lavauzelle. pp. 475–478. ISBN 978-2-7025-0012-5. OCLC 21339164. 
  2. ^ "André Marie Ampère". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  3. ^ "François Arago". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  4. ^ "Augustin Louis Cauchy". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  5. ^ "Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  6. ^ "Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  7. ^ "Charles Hermite". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  8. ^ "Claude Louis Mathieu". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  9. ^ "Gaspard Monge". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  10. ^ "Claude Louis Marie Henri Navier". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  11. ^ "Paul Painlevé". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  12. ^ "Louis Poinsot". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  13. ^ "Felix Savary". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. 
  14. ^ "Laurent Moise Schwartz". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive.