The Fourier – Two Hundred Later conference is dedicated to the great mathematician Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier as part of the 800th Anniversary of the University of Padua celebrations.
The conference offers an opportunity to remember and celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the publication of the Théorie analitique de la chaleur, written in 1822 by the mathematician Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier. This monographed work on heat flow propagation gave rise to an branch of mathematics called harmonic analysis.
Following his involvement in the French Revolution, Fourier became a professor at the École Polytechnique, and upon his return from the Napoleon expedition to Egypt Fourier took the office of the Prefect of Isère for the next fourteen years.
Welcomed guest include professor emeritus of the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa and an academic of the Lincei Fulvio Ricci. Ricci introduces the main contents of Fourier’s work during the second part of the conference by addressing the problem of the convergence of series in the 19th century and the role Fourier played in the transformation of mathematics in the 20th century.
A moment of greeting follows in the Sala della Basilica. The conference is informative and open to the public by reservation only.
The event is also broadcast live on the Zoom platform.