Alfred-Marie Liénard, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Alfred-Marie Liénard

French physicist

Date of Birth: 02-Apr-1869

Place of Birth: Amiens, Hauts-de-France, France

Date of Death: 29-Apr-1958

Profession: engineer, physicist, university teacher

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Alfred-Marie Liénard

  • Alfred-Marie Liénard (2 April 1869 in Amiens – 29 April 1958 in Paris), was a French physicist and engineer.
  • He is most well known for his derivation of the Liénard–Wiechert potentials. From 1887–1889 Liénard was a student at the École Polytechnique and from 1889–1892 at the École des mines de Paris.
  • From 1892–1895 he was a mining engineer in Valencia, Marseille, and Angers.
  • From 1895–1908 he was professor at the École des Mines de Saint-Étienne and from 1908–1911 he was professor of electrical engineering at the École des Mines de Paris.
  • In World War I he served in the French Army.
  • Liénard worked in the fields of electricity, magnetism, and mechanics.
  • In 1898 (and two years after him Emil Wiechert), he derived what is now called the Liénard–Wiechert potentials.
  • He also investigated problems related to the elasticity and strength of materials, and wrote papers on thermodynamics and hydrodynamics. Along with M.
  • H.
  • Chipart, Liénard developed the Liénard–Chipart criterion for determining the stability of a continuous-time system of equations. Liénard was a commander of the Légion d'honneur.
  • He was also vice-president of the Société Française des Électriciens and he was president of the Société Mathématique de France.

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