Jules Henri Poincaré

1854 - 1912

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Henri Poincaré can be said to have been the originator of algebraic topology and of the theory of analytic functions of several complex variables.
Full MacTutor biography [Version for printing]

List of References (100 books/articles)

Some Quotations (27)

A Poster of Henri Poincaré

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Poincaré - Inspector of mines
  2. Poincaré on the future of mathematics
  3. Poincaré on non-Euclidean geometry
  4. Poincaré on intuition in mathematics
  5. Obituary: The Times

Honours awarded to Henri Poincaré
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LMS Honorary Member1892
Fellow of the Royal Society1894
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1895
Speaker at International Congress1897
Speaker at International Congress1900
Royal Society Sylvester Medal1901
Speaker at International Congress1908
ASP Bruce Medallist1911
Lunar featuresCrater Poincare
Paris street namesRue Henri Poincaré (20th Arrondissement)
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Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. École Poytechnique archives (in French)
  3. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  1. Académie Française; (in French)
  2. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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