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June Barrow-Green

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[HM] Poincare Conference
Posted: Apr 29, 2004 5:13 AM
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Dear HMers

The 150th anniversary of the birth of Henri Poincaré is being celebrated by
a conference, jointly organised by The Open University and the Archives et
Centre de Recherche Henri Poincaré, and taking place in Milton Keynes, UK,
21-23rd May 2004.

If you would like further information, please contact Jeremy Gray, Centre
for the History of the Mathematical Sciences, The Open University, Milton
Keynes, MK7 6AA. j.j.gray@open.ac.uk

June Barrow-Green

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HENRI POINCARÉ 1854-1912

A meeting organised by The Centre for the History of the Mathematical
Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, and Archives et Centre de
Recherche Henri Poincaré, Université Nancy 2, to celebrate the 150th
anniversary of the birth of Henri Poincaré

The Open University and Kent’s Hill Conference Centre, Milton Keynes.
Friday 21st May to Sunday 23rd May, 2004

Friday 21st May ­ Open University
Poincaré and Poincaré’s mathematics today
10.30 Robert Mackay, FRS (Warwick) Poincaré’s second species orbits
12.00 Sir Michael Berry, FRS (Bristol) Divergent series
before and after Poincaré
2.30 Nigel Hitchin, FRS (Oxford) The geometrization of
manifolds
4.00 Jean Mahwhin, (Louvain) Henri Poincaré. A life in the
service of science

Saturday 22nd May ­ Kent’s Hill Conference Centre
The legacy of Poincaré
9.00 Jeremy Gray (OU) Poincaré between Leibniz and
Kant
10.00 Gerhard Heinzmann (AHP, Nancy) Why Poincaré should be a standard
author in philosophy
11.30 Philippe Nabonnand (AHP, Nancy) The Lie-Poincaré
relationship
2.00 Scott Walter (AHP, Nancy) Poincaré’s physical
rehabilitation of mathematics
3.00 Olivier Darrigol (CNRS, Paris) The Poincaré-Einstein
connection
4.30 June Barrow-Green (OU) G.D. Birkhoff: ‘An intellectual
disciple of Poincaré’

Sunday 23rd May ­ Kent’s Hill Conference Centre
Poincaré and topology
9.00 Klaus Volkert (Frankfurt) Poincaré’s route to the
Poincaré conjecture
10.00 Moritz Epple (Frankfurt) Tietze and Dehn on topology
11.30 Jose Ferreiros (Seville) The early days of
point-set topology, and Poincaré






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