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\iteman{ZMATH 2011c.00093}
\itemau{Siegmund-Schultze, Reinhard}
\itemti{The institute Henri Poincar\'e and mathematics in France between the wars.}
\itemso{Rev. Hist. Sci. 62, No. 1, 247-283 (2009).}
\itemab
The author describes the foundation and the first years of the Institute Henri Poincar\'e as an example of the contribution of the Rockefeller philanthropies to help Europe---in this particular case France---to overcome the organizational (financial) difficulties of the aftermath of World War I in sciences. The activities of and around the IHP are documented, in general, with respect to the mathematical and political situation in France and, in concrete, with respect to the (successful) establishment of stochastics as a modern mathematical discipline.
\itemrv{Reinhard Kahle (Lisbon)}
\itemcc{A30}
\itemut{Institute Henri Poincar\'e; France; stochastics}
\itemli{doi:10.3917/rhs.621.0247}
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