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2020 | 65 | 3 | 97–108

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The Cabinet de mathématiques of the Henri Poincaré Institute in Paris

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The article is a historical overview of the rich collection of mathematical models stored at the Henri Poincaré Institute in Paris. The text focuses on the three main sources from the end of the nineteenth century and presents some new additions related to today’s mathematics.








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  • University of Upper-Alsace, Mulhouse, France


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