Celebrating this Year: Jules Henri Poincaré
17 July 1912, Jules Henri Poincaré, mathematician, theoretical physicists, engineer, and philosopher of science, died in Paris. He was 58 years of age.
Known as the Last Universalist, he made fundamental contributions to pure and applied mathematics, mathematical physics, and celestial mechanics. He laid the foundations of topology and chaos theory, and anticipated the theory of relativity. He formulated the Poincaré conjecture, which was one of the most famous unsolved problems in mathematics until it was solved in 2002–2003.
100 years from his death, the Marie Curie Library inaugurates an exhibition dedicated to the great scientist. It is displayed left of the library entrance and can be visited every day until 8 p.m.