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Henri Poincaré, theoretical physics, and relativity theory in Paris

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Henri Poincaré’s intellectual and institutional leadership in French physics at the turn of the twentieth century is reviewed, and related to the emergence of Paul Langevin as his successor. Drawing on quantitative data and previously-unexploited manuscripts from Parisian archives, the paper compares the fate in France of Poincaré’s theory of relativity to that of the Einstein-Minkowski theory of relativity championed by Langevin, and links these events to Langevin’s rise to leadership of French theoretical physics.
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halshs-01234447 , version 1 (26-11-2015)

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Scott Walter. Henri Poincaré, theoretical physics, and relativity theory in Paris. Karl-Heinz Schlote, Martina Schneider. Mathematics Meets Physics, Harri Deutsch, pp.213-239, 2011. ⟨halshs-01234447⟩
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