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By Jean-Marc Ginoux

On July 17, 2012, the centenary of Henri Poincare's demise was once honored; his identify being linked to such a lot of fields of data that he used to be regarded as the final Universalist. In natural and utilized arithmetic, Physics, Astronomy, Engineering and Philosophy, his works have had an outstanding influence world wide. Poincare got in his lifetime any such attractiveness that, either nationally and the world over, his lifestyles and occupation have been made the article of assorted articles within the day-by-day papers not just in France, but in addition within the united states. a few of his philosophical techniques have even brought on sharp controversies within the Press (as we'll detect during this book).

This paintings provides an unique portrait of Henri Poincare in response to a variety of press cuttings from the recent York instances, The San Francisco Sunday name, the days, The sunlight, The Washington put up that chronicled unknown anecdotes of his existence (for instance, his first identify was once truly now not Henri, yet Henry; he bought his highschool degree in sciences with a nil in arithmetic, etc.). Such an process allows the gaining knowledge of of many forgotten or unknown points of his medical and philosophical works in addition to his very important position within the public sphere.

Readership: Scientists and historians of technological know-how.

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10 It is probable that this terminology has been taken over by Henri Poincar´ e in his mathematical work when he introduced the concept of “bifurcation”. See Henri Poincar´e, “Sur l’´ equilibre d’une masse de fluide anim´ee d’un mouvement de rotation,” Acta Mathematica, vol. 7, 1885, p. 259-380. August 20, 2013 13:33 14 World Scientific Book - 9in x 6in Henri Poincar´ e: a biography through the daily papers Armistice, which for the Eastern region of France, was signed on the 28th of January, 187111 .

A few years later, the latter was foreman of the examining board for the thesis defended by Henri Poincar´e at the Faculty of Sciences in Paris in 1879. A few weeks before that, Poincar´e and Appell had taken the entrance ´ ´ exam for the Ecole Normale Sup´erieure and for the Ecole Polytechnique beth th tween the 4 and the 6 of August. Poincar´e came in first at the entrance ´ ´ for the Ecole Polytechnique and fifth at the Ecole Normale Sup´erieure one, behind Appell, who came second, surprising all who knew Poincar´e.

4 A few years later, popular science journals appear. La Nature was founded in 1875 by Gaston Tissandier (1843-1899) and La Science Illustr´ ee is created the same year by Adolphe Bitard, Elysee Reclus and Louis Figuier. 5 As reported by Bellivier, p. 39, referred to above. 6 See Poincar´ e, Ce que disent les choses, five chapters published in the children’s journal Au seuil de la vie, Hachette, Paris, 1910 and republished by Hachette in 1911 in the ws-book9x6 August 20, 2013 13:33 World Scientific Book - 9in x 6in Childhood and Studies ws-book9x6 13 The following year, L´eon Poincar´e asked his neighbor, M.

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