Henri poincaré, in full jules henri poincaré, (born april 29, 1854, nancy, france —died july 17, 1912, paris), french mathematician, one of the greatest mathematicians and mathematical physicists at the end of 19th century he made a series of profound innovations in geometry, the theory of differential. A scientist worthy of the name, above all a mathematician, experiences in his work the same impression as an artist his pleasure is as great and of the same naturewe work not only to obtain the positive results which, according to the profane, constitute our one and only affection, as to experience this esthetic emotion. Philosophers of science (33) members of the royal netherlands academy of arts and sciences (26) 20th-century mathematicians (20) burials at montparnasse cemetery (17) french male writers (15) 20th-century french philosophers (13) geometers (13) fluid dynamicists (11) relativity theorists. In 1896 he was given the chair of mathematical astronomy and celestial mechanics, in 1902 he was named professor of theoretical electricity at the bureau de poste et télégraph and in 1904 professor of general astronomy at the école polytechnique poincaré also worked at the french bureau des. French mathematician henri poincaré is the author of 1905's 29 april 1854 science and hypothesis he was famous in his time for his scientific brilliance and literary talents, but he became even more famous generations later, as a rich source of ideas in mathematics, philosophy and physics raised in an educated. Also in that same year, poincaré married miss poulain d'andecy together they had four children: jeanne (born 1887), yvonne (born 1889), henriette (born 1891 ), and léon (born 1893) in 1887, at the age of 32, poincaré was elected to the french academy of sciences. Today, 17 july 2012, is the centenary of the death of the great french polymath henri poincaré, once described as the last of the universalists his achievements span mathematics (he set the basis for chaos theory), physics (his mathematical methods are still used in studying elementary particles).
Jules henri poincaré was a french mathematician, theoretical physicist, engineer, and philosopher of science he is often described as a polymath, and in mathematics as the last universalist, since he excelled in all fields of the discipline as it existed during his lifetime as a mathematician and physicist, he made many. Henri poincaré a life in the service of science jean mawhin 1036 notices of the ams volume 52, number 9 in 1954 the scientific community celebrated the french mathematics hermite taught analysis to poincaré at the école polytechnique and owes his reputation to, among other things, his proof of the. It has proved itself at relatively moderate cost to be of inestimable advantage for french mathematics at a difficult time so that i know of no comparable investment which the foundation could have made anywhere in the world with equal advantage  the american mathematician george david birkhoff 1938.
Having just wrapped up a national-radio segment at the station next door, he was stopping for a bite on his way back to the institut henri poincaré, where he serves as director villani has been called the lady gaga of french mathematicians after winning the fields medal, math's highest honor, in 2010, for. Jules henri poincaré (1854—1912) poincare_henri poincaré was an influential french philosopher of science and mathematics, as well as a distinguished scientist and mathematician in the foundations of mathematics he argued for conventionalism, against formalism, against logicism, and against cantor's treating his. French mathematician who did important work in many different branches of mathematics however, he did not stay in any one field long enough to round out his work he had an amazing memory and could state the page and line of any item in a text he had read he retained this memory all his life he also remembered.
Thumbnail of henri poincaré (source) henri poincaré (29 apr 1854 - 17 jul 1912) french mathematician, physicist and astronomer , who is often described as the last generalist in mathematics short biography of henri poincaré. The foundations of science jules henri poincare (1854-1912) was a french mathematician, theoretical physicist, engineer, and a philosopher of science he is often described as a polymath, and in mathematics as the last universalist by eric temple bell, since he excelled in all fields of the discipline as it existed during.
Henri poincare was a french mathematician, living at the turn of the century, who made many fundamental contributions to mathematics and was an influential philosopher of science in the natural sciences he is best appreciated for his highly original work on celestial mechanics through his innovations he founded. The french mathematician jules henri poincaré (1854-1912) initiated modern combinatorial topology and made lasting contributions to mathematical analysis, celestial mechanics, and the philosophy of science henri poincaré was born at nancy on april 29, 1854 his father was a physician henri attended elementary. A brief overview of the significant dates in the life of french mathematician henri poincaré.
Paris was a great centre for world mathematics towards the end of the 19th century, and henri poincaré was one of its leading lights in almost all fields - geometry he was elected to the french academy of sciences at the young age of 32, became its president in 1906, and was elected to the académie française in 1909. Henri poincaré (1854-1912) was not just one of the most inventive, versatile, and productive mathematicians of all time--he was also a leading physicist who alm. Jules henri poincaré was probably the most well-known nineteenth century french mathematician, physicist and philosopher yet there is no full-length biography of poincaré, a biography which describes in a through manner his life, his scientific achievements and his other contributions to world-culture. Works the measure of time (1898, translation 1913 by george bruce halsted) the theory of lorentz and the principle of reaction (1900, translation 2008 by steve lawrence, online) science and hypothesis 75%svg (1902, translation 1905 by william john greenstreet) the principles of.