Siméon Denis Poisson

1781 - 1840

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Siméon-Denis Poisson worked on definite integrals and Fourier series. This was the foundation of later work in this area by Dirichlet and Riemann.
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List of References (23 books/articles)

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Honours awarded to Siméon-Denis Poisson
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Fellow of the Royal Society1818
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1820
Royal Society Copley Medal1832
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Paris street namesRue Denis Poisson (17th Arrondissement)
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