Siméon-Denis Poisson: Mathematics in the Service of Science - Exhibition on display in the Mathematics Statistics Library November 7 to December 17, 2014

Siméon-Denis Poisson (1781-1840) was a French mathematician who made important contributions to many areas of mathematics including celestial mechanics, integration, probability theory, and mathematical physics. This exhibition includes original copies and facsimiles of some of Poisson's works as well as books and articles that illustrate Poisson's scientific influence, the judgments contemporaries made concerning his role in science, and some of the domains of mathematics and physics where his work has been further developed, making his name familiar to all researchers.

Information about this exhibit as well as about previous incarnations in Paris and Urbana-Champaign, including detailed catalogues, may be found at