Joseph Fourier discovered the greenhouse effect

Resume of Joseph Fourier

Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier was a great mathematical physicist who lived from 1768 – 1830. Joseph Fourier investigated the Fourier series and their applications to problems of heat transfer and vibrations.

Joseph Fourier

Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier


Profile: Mathematical Physicist

Developed the Fourier Series, Fourier’s Law of Conduction, and the Fourier transform function.


Mastery of Mathematics & Physics • 1812 Grand Prize • Fourier Series • Solved Boundary Value Problems • Fourier’s Law of Conduction • Discovered the Greenhouse Effect • Egyptologist • Scientific Research • Government Administration


Académie des Sciences, Paris, France • 1817 – 1822

Permanent Secretary

Statistical Bureau of the Seine, Paris, France • 1815 – 1817


Department of Isère, Grenoble, France • 1802 – 1814

Prefect of Isère

Institute d’Égypte, Egypt • 1798 – 1802

Secretary – Legion of Culture

Career Note: Details of early career success are available on request during an interview and include:

Mathematics Professor with École Polytechnique in Paris, France

Assistant Professor of Mathematics with École Royale Militaire and Collège Nationale in Auxerre, France

Novitiate with St. Benôit-sur-Loire Abbey in St. Benôit-sur-Loire, France


Fellow, Royal Society, 1823
Baron, 1809
Chevalier, Napoleon’s Légion d’Honneur, 1804


Memoirs of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Institut de France, 1827
Annals of Chemistry and Physics, Paris 1824
The Analytic Theory of Heat, Paris 1822
Déscription de l’Egypte, Cairo Institute, 1809
The Memoir on the Propagation of Heat in Solid Bodies, Paris Institute, 1807
Numerical Solution of Algebraic Equations


Mathematics, École Normale, Paris, France
Concentration in Mathematics, École Royale Militaire, Auxerre, France

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