Henri Poincaré

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About Henri Poincaré Jules Henri Poincaré (29 April 1854 – 17 July 1912) (French pronunciation: ˈʒyl ɑ̃ˈʁi pwɛ̃kaˈʁe) was a French mathematician, theoretical physicist, and a philosopher of science. Poincaré 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 original fundamental contributions to pure and applied mathematics, mathematical physics, and celestial mechanics. He was responsible for formulating the Poincaré conjecture, one of the most famous problems in mathematics. In his research on the three-body problem, Poincaré became the first person to discover a chaotic deterministic system which laid the foundations of modern chaos theory. He is considered to be one of the founders of the field of topology. Poincaré introduced the modern principle of relativity and was the first to present the Lorentz transformations in their modern symmetrical form. Poincaré discovered the remaining relativistic velocity transformations and recorded them in a letter to Lorentz in 1905. Thus he obtained perfect invariance of all of Maxwell's equations, an important step in the formulation of the theory of special relativity. The Poincaré group used in physics and mathematics was named after him.

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5. Blaise Pascal 48
6. Jacques Monod 47
7. Denis Papin 46
8. Lamarck 45
9. Antoine Lavoisier 45
10. Henri Poincaré 45
11. Jacques-Yves 45
12. André-Marie Ampère 45
13. Louis de Broglie 45
14. Alfred Binet 45
15. Edgar Degas 44

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287. Orode Bozorg 45
288. Charles Darwin 45
289. Abu Nasr al-Farabi 45
290. Mohsen Hashtroodi 45
291. Henri Poincaré 45
292. Jacques-Yves 45
293. Milo Manara 45
294. Abu Rayhan Biruni 45
295. Magdi Yacoub 45

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