Henri Poincaré’s Best and Worst Mistake

author: Cédric Villani, Henri Poincaré Institute (IHP)
published: April 4, 2017,   recorded: March 2017,   views: 7549


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Henri Poincaré, the world’s greatest mathematician, died over a century ago. To this day, his work, writings and universality make him one of the most prominent embodiment of the creativity of the human mind. His mistakes, on the other hand, are proof that even the greatest minds can sometimes be mistaken.

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