Claude-Louis Navier

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Claude-Louis Navier
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Bust of Claude Louis Marie Henri Navier at the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
Born
Claude Louis Marie Henri Navier

(1785-02-10)10 February 1785
Died21 August 1836(1836-08-21) (aged 51)
NationalityFrench
Alma materÉcole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
Known forNavier–Stokes equations
Scientific career
FieldsMathematical physics
InstitutionsÉcole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
École polytechnique
French Academy of Science
Academic advisorsJoseph Fourier

Claude-Louis Navier (born Claude Louis Marie Henri Navier; French: [klod lwi maʁi ɑ̃ʁi navje]; 10 February 1785 – 21 August 1836), was a French engineer, mathematician and physicist. His works were based in continuum mechanics.

The Navier–Stokes equations are named after him and George Gabriel Stokes.