Special Seminar: Thoughts on Jules Henri Poincaré

Jules Henri Poincaré, as a polymath, revolutionized chaos theory and mathematics

Jules Henri Poincaré was a scholar of extraordinary versatility. Polymath is an apt descriptor; someone who was at ease in all branches of mathematics, both pure and applied, and who produced fundamental work in mathematics, physics, astronomy, and philosophy. Chaos theory can be traced back to him, though this was unappreciated in his lifetime. He was also a successful essayist, and rare among mathematicians, someone who made deep incursions into the psychology of creativity.

Join Dean Julio M. Ottino of the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University as he gives a special seminar presentation on Henri Poincaré: The Last Universalist, His Life and Work.

Discover the world of nexus thinking

In this provocative and visually striking book, Julio Mario Ottino and Bruce Mau offer a guide for navigating the intersections of art, technology, and science.