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By Jean-Marc Ginoux, Christian Gerini

On July 17, 2012, the centenary of Henri Poincare's loss of life was once venerated; his identify being linked to such a lot of fields of data that he was once regarded as the final Universalist. In natural and utilized arithmetic, Physics, Astronomy, Engineering and Philosophy, his works have had an exceptional influence around the world. Poincare got in his lifetime the sort of popularity that, either nationally and the world over, his lifestyles and profession have been made the thing of assorted articles within the day-by-day papers not just in France, but additionally within the united states. a few of his philosophical thoughts have even brought on sharp controversies within the Press (as we are going to detect during this book).

This paintings offers an unique portrait of Henri Poincare in line with a number of press cuttings from the hot York instances, The San Francisco Sunday name, the days, The solar, The Washington submit that chronicled unknown anecdotes of his existence (for instance, his first identify was once really now not Henri, yet Henry; he acquired his highschool degree in sciences with a 0 in arithmetic, etc.). Such an process allows the gaining knowledge of of many forgotten or unknown elements of his clinical and philosophical works in addition to his very important position within the public sphere.

Readership: Scientists and historians of science.

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