Poisson, Denis

   Best known for his contributions to the theories of electricity and magnetism, Denis Poisson was born in Pithiviers, and was influenced by the work of joseph lagrange and pierre laplace. Named a peer of France in 1837, and called the same year to serve on the Royal Council of the University, he assumed the direction of the teaching of mathematics in all the colleges of France, becoming also the first professor of mechanics at the sorbonne. Author of works on rational mechanics, the calculus of probability (he discovered the law of distribution in statistics that bears his name), and physical mathematics, Poisson worked on electrical conduction and magnetic potential, gravity, and mathematics applied to astronomy. Poisson, a leading member of the French scientific establishment, was named to the Academy of Sciences in 1812.

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  • Poisson — ist der Name von David Poisson (* 1982), französischer Skirennläufer Georges Poisson (* 1924), Architektur und Literaturhistoriker Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, marquise de Pompadour (1721–1764), „Madame de Pompadour“ Siméon Denis Poisson… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Denis Jeambar — en 2010 Denis Jeambar, né à Valréas (Vaucluse) en 1948, est un journaliste et écrivain français. Biographie Denis Jeambar débute sa carrière dans la presse écrite à l hebdomadaire Paris Match en …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Poisson —   [pwa sɔ̃], Siméon Denis, französischer Mathematiker und Physiker, * Pithiviers (Département Loiret) 21. 6. 1781, ✝ Paris 25. 4. 1840; ab 1800 an der École Polytechnique (1806 Professor). Poisson stellte eine von der laplaceschen abweichende… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Denis Jeambar — in 2010 Denis Jeambar (b. in 1948 in Valréas) is a French journalist. Biography Having started his career at Paris Match in 1970, he joined Le Point in 1972, rising to chief of its political staff in 1981. In 1988 he became editor in chief, as… …   Wikipedia

  • Poisson — Poisson, Simeon Denis Poisson, ecuación de …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Poisson — (spr. pūassóng), Siméon Denis, Mathematiker, Physiker, Astronom, geb. 21. Juni 1781 in Pithiviers, gest. 25. April 1840 in Paris, war 1802–1815 Professor und 1815–40 Examinator an der Polytechnischen Schule in Paris, auch Professor der Mechanik… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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