6-1-2058. Minister of Religion, Education and Health to H. Poincaré

Berlin W.8, den 11. Oktober 1910

Der Minister der geistlichen, Unterrichts- und Medizinal-Angelegenheiten

UI Nr. 7397

An Herrn Professor Poincaré, Hochwohlgeboren

Seine Majestät der Kaiser und König haben geruht, Euer Hochwohlgeboren anlässlich Ihrer Teilnahme an der Hundertjahrfeier der hiesigen Friedrich Wilhelms-Universität Allerhöchstihre Porträtmedaille als Andenken zu verleihen.11endnote: 1 The centennial celebration of the foundation of the University of Berlin was held from 10 to 13 October, 1910. On 11 October, the Brandenburg Academy voted to present Poincaré for membership in the Order “Pour le mérite”, replacing Giovanni Schiaparelli (Archives BBAW Historische Abteilung II-X, 17, Orden Pour le mérite). During the festivities, Poincaré, who was one of five French academics invited to Berlin, spoke on behalf of French Academia in honor of the University of Berlin. A short address in French was published in the proceedings of the festivities (Poincaré, 1910b), while a longer address in German appeared in the Tägliche Rundschau, and was republished in the Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche Blätter, along with addresses by Pietro Blaserna and William Ramsay (Blaserna et al., 1910); see the transcription of Poincaré’s address (§ 7-1-22). While in Berlin, Poincaré was scheduled by the Berliner Mathematische Gesellschaft to deliver three talks, on the 12th, 13th, and 14th of October, respectively. He skipped out on the second talk, prompting an indignant letter from a disappointed spectator (§ 6-1-435). All three lectures were published. On the 12th, Poincaré spoke on algebraic surfaces (Poincaré 1911b; Jahresbericht der deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung 19, 1910, 225). On the 13th, Poincaré was scheduled to deliver a lecture on Hertzian waves, but instead attended a dinner at the Royal Palace with the Kaiser and a number of princesses (Poincaré, 1911c). On the 14th, Poincaré delivered a lecture on “La mécanique nouvelle”, which was translated to German by Paul Schwahn and published both in Himmel und Erde (Poincaré, 1910a), and as a pamphlet (Poincaré, 1911a).

Es gereicht mir zur Freude, Ihnen im Allerhöchsten Auftrage diese Medaille ergebenst hiermit zu überreichen.

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Notes

  • 1 The centennial celebration of the foundation of the University of Berlin was held from 10 to 13 October, 1910. On 11 October, the Brandenburg Academy voted to present Poincaré for membership in the Order “Pour le mérite”, replacing Giovanni Schiaparelli (Archives BBAW Historische Abteilung II-X, 17, Orden Pour le mérite). During the festivities, Poincaré, who was one of five French academics invited to Berlin, spoke on behalf of French Academia in honor of the University of Berlin. A short address in French was published in the proceedings of the festivities (Poincaré, 1910b), while a longer address in German appeared in the Tägliche Rundschau, and was republished in the Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche Blätter, along with addresses by Pietro Blaserna and William Ramsay (Blaserna et al., 1910); see the transcription of Poincaré’s address (§ 7-1-22). While in Berlin, Poincaré was scheduled by the Berliner Mathematische Gesellschaft to deliver three talks, on the 12th, 13th, and 14th of October, respectively. He skipped out on the second talk, prompting an indignant letter from a disappointed spectator (§ 6-1-435). All three lectures were published. On the 12th, Poincaré spoke on algebraic surfaces (Poincaré 1911b; Jahresbericht der deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung 19, 1910, 225). On the 13th, Poincaré was scheduled to deliver a lecture on Hertzian waves, but instead attended a dinner at the Royal Palace with the Kaiser and a number of princesses (Poincaré, 1911c). On the 14th, Poincaré delivered a lecture on “La mécanique nouvelle”, which was translated to German by Paul Schwahn and published both in Himmel und Erde (Poincaré, 1910a), and as a pamphlet (Poincaré, 1911a).

Literatur

  • P. Blaserna, H. Poincaré, and W. Ramsay (1910) Zum Jubiläum der Universität Berlin. Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche Blätter 7 (12), pp. 194–196. Link Cited by: endnote 1.
  • H. Poincaré (1910a) Die neue Mechanik. Himmel und Erde 23, pp. 97–116. Link Cited by: endnote 1.
  • H. Poincaré (1910b) Discours. In Jahrhundertfeier der Königlichen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität zu Berlin, pp. 57–58. Link Cited by: endnote 1.
  • H. Poincaré (1911a) Die neue Mechanik. B. G. Teubner, Leipzig. Link Cited by: endnote 1.
  • H. Poincaré (1911b) Sur les courbes tracées sur une surface algébrique. Sitzungsberichte der Berliner mathematischen Gesellschaft 10, pp. 28–55. Link Cited by: endnote 1.
  • H. Poincaré (1911c) Über einige Gleichungen in der Theorie der Hertz’schen Wellen. Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche Blätter 8 (4), pp. 49–53. Link Cited by: endnote 1.