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Henri Poincaré
* 1854 Nancy
+ 1912 Paris
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 original
fundamental contributions
to pure and applied mathematics, mathematical physics, and
celestial mechanics.
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 also
considered to be one of the founders of the field of topology.
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