Henri Poincare was known as the originator of topology and discovered the theory of the functions of analytics. Read on to know more on his childhood, life and timeline in this biography.
Also Listed In: Mathematicians
Famous as: Mathematician and Philosopher
Born on: 29 April 1854 AD
Zodiac Sign: Taurus Famous Taureans
Born in: Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France
Died on: 17 July 1912 AD
Works & Achievements: He was known for his discovery of Topology and Qualitative Dynamics. Some of his other notable works are the theories of Special Relativity and Aanalytical Functions.
Apart from being a well-known mathematician, Jules Henri Poincare also indulged in the study of philosophy. He learned much during his lifetime and was later called 'Polymath' for his strong foothold in a wide array of subjects. As a mathematician, he discovered and created the field of topology, and studied the continuity of shapes. This would later help him answer a crucial question based on the solar system and its stability. He also contributed to the field of nonlinear systems and went on to describe the many properties of deterministic chaos. He was a great philosopher of science and appreciated works that were largely based on celestial mechanics. The first person to present the 'Lorentz Transformations', Henri Poincare was a pioneer in the field of special relativity and went on to influence a long list of mathematicians who also became popular in this field. With his colossal contribution and religious dedication to the subject, Henri Poincare became a legend, and a special group used in physics and mathematics called the 'Poincare Group' was named after him.
HENRI POINCARE TIMELINE
Jules Henri Poincare was born in Nancy, France, to an influential family.
Poincare entered the Lycee and excelled in the subject of mathematics.
Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in science.
Entered the ‘Ecole Polytechnique’ and graduated in mathematics.
Graduated as an engineer from the Ecole des Mines and had to oversee the mine disaster at Magny. He also graduated from the University of Paris with a doctorate degree the same year.
Studied fundamental works on celestial mechanics.
Married Miss Poulain d’Andecy.
He came up with the ‘three body problem’ and was awarded for his efforts in deciphering the balance of the solar system, by King Oscar the 2nd.
He was promoted to Chief Engineer at the Corps de Mines.
Discovered modern methods and equations related to the field of topology.
Wrote his famous treatise.
Promoted as inspector at the Corps de Mines.
Died of embolism in the month of July.
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