The symposium is to mark the 100th anniversary of Poincaré's death (Nancy, April 29, 1854  Paris, July 17, 1912, France). Poincaré was a polymath and is often referred to as the "last universalist" since he was involved in the entire spectrum of mathematics as it existed at the end of the 19th century and the begining of the 20th century. Not only did he contribute to numerous, and initiated new, branches of mathematics, but he also made significant contributions to important areas of physics, and created his own philosophy of sciences and scientific thinking.
The purpose of the symposium is to cover some key areas of mathematics and physics that were influenced by Poincaré's work. The main speakers and the areas to which their talks belong are:
 Jeff Brock (Brown): Geometry/Topology and Summary of Poincaré's Contributions
 Mihalis Dafermos (Cambridge, UK): Relativity (Special and General)
 Phil Davis (Brown): Philosophical Contributions of Poincaré
 Antal Jevicki (Brown): Poincaré Group and Symmetries in Quantum Field Theory
 Bruce Kleiner (Courant/NYU): Topology/Geometry of 3Manifolds
 Robert MacPherson (IAS, Princeton): Topology
 Richard Montgomery (UC at Santa Cruz): NBody Problems and Chaotic Behavior
 Enrique Pujals (IMPA, Brazil): Dynamical Systems


(CINQUIÉME COMPLÉMENT Á L'ANALYSIS SITUS, 1904) 