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Tomorrow is Jean Baptieste Joseph Fourier's Birthday!
Happy Birthday

Born:  March 21, 1768
in Auxere, Bourgogne, France

Died:  May 16, 1830
in Paris, France

In one letter Fourier wrote:

 "Yesterday was my 21st birthday, at that age Newton and Pascal had already acquired many claims to immortality." 

In 2003 we can write that Fourier, too, achieved immortality.  There is probably no science laboratory in the world that is not using Fourier analyses on data sets.