The Poincaré Seminar has been founded in 2001.
goal of this seminar is to provide information on topics of
current interest in physics. Its way of working is directly
inspired by the seminar Bourbaki
in mathematics, hence is nicknamed « Bourbaphy ».
A series of pedagogical talks will aim at explaining a topic of
current interest both from a theoretical and an experimental point
of view, possibly complemented by a historical introduction. A
booklet with the contributions of the speakers will be distributed
on the day of the seminar, and a book is usually published some
months later in the « Progress in Mathematical Physics » series by
Birkhäuser. The seminar aims at a general audience of
mathematicians and physicists and does not require any specialized
The next seminar will take place on Saturday, December 7 2013. It will be devoted to:
of talks given at previous seminars
of previous seminars