Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier
|Birthplace:||Auxerre, Yonne, Bourgogne, France|
|Death:||Died in Paris, Paris, Ile de France, France|
|Place of Burial:||Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France|
|Managed by:||Martin Severin Eriksen|
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About J. B. Joseph Fourier
Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourie (21 March 1768 – 16 May 1830) was a French mathematician and physicist best known for initiating the investigation of Fourier series and their applications to problems of heat transfer and vibrations. 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.