Siméon Denis Poisson

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Siméon Poisson
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Siméon Denis Poisson (1781-1840)
Born (1781-06-21)21 June 1781
Pithiviers, Orléanais, Kingdom of France
(present-day Loiret, France)
Died 25 April 1840(1840-04-25) (aged 58)
Sceaux, Hauts-de-Seine, Kingdom of France
Nationality France
Alma mater École Polytechnique
Known for Poisson process
Poisson equation
Poisson kernel
Poisson distribution
Poisson bracket
Poisson algebra
Poisson regression
Poisson summation formula
Poisson's spot
Poisson's ratio
Poisson zeros
Conway–Maxwell–Poisson distribution
Euler–Poisson–Darboux equation
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions École Polytechnique
Bureau des Longitudes
Faculté des Sciences
École de Saint-Cyr
Doctoral advisor Joseph-Louis Lagrange
Pierre-Simon Laplace
Doctoral students Michel Chasles
Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet
Joseph Liouville
Other notable students Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot