Henri Poincaré:A Biography Through the Daily Papers by Jean-Marc Ginoux,Christian Gerini

By Jean-Marc Ginoux,Christian Gerini

On July 17, 2012, the centenary of Henri Poincaré's dying used to be venerated; 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 impression world wide. Poincaré bought in his lifetime this kind of popularity that, either nationally and across the world, his existence and occupation have been made the article of varied articles within the day-by-day papers not just in France, but in addition within the united states. a few of his philosophical strategies have even triggered sharp controversies within the Press (as we'll become aware of during this book).

This paintings provides an unique portrait of Henri Poincaré in keeping with numerous press cuttings from The long island Times, The San Francisco Sunday Call, The Times, The Sun, The Washington Post that chronicled unknown anecdotes of his existence (for instance, his first identify used to be really no longer Henri, yet Henry; he got his highschool degree in sciences with a 0 in arithmetic, etc.). Such an procedure permits the learning of many forgotten or unknown features of his medical and philosophical works in addition to his very important position within the public sphere.


  • The Early Years:
    • The Poincaré Family
    • Childhood and Studies
    • Inspector of Mines in Vesoul
  • The Professor and the Savant:
    • From the collage of Caen to the Sorbonne
    • From the Sorbonne to the Académie
    • The Prize of King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway
  • The common philosopher and the general public Figure:
    • French Geodesy and the struggle Over the Meridian
    • The Controversy Over the Rotation of the Earth
    • The Philosophical paintings and Its Impact
  • The devoted Man:
    • The Dreyfus Affair
    • The function version — The Immortal
    • Last Commitments, final Works

Readership: Scientists and historians of science.

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