Henri Po was a French mathematician who made significant contributions to a number of fields, including mathematics, physics, and engineering. Po is best known for his work on the theory of heat, which he developed in his 1822 book “Traité de la chaleur.”

Po was born in 1799 in Paris, France. He attended the Ecole Polytechnique, where he studied mathematics and physics. Po graduated from the school in 1816 with a degree in mathematics.

Po made significant contributions to a number of fields, including mathematics, physics, and engineering. In 1829, he published his work on the wave equation, which showed that waves propagate through a medium at a certain speed. Po also made important contributions to the field of optics.

Po died in 1833 in Paris, France. In 1834, he was posthumously awarded the Copley Medal.