Emile Picard, 1856-1941

@article{Hadamard1942EmileP1,
  title={Emile Picard, 1856-1941},
  author={Jacques S. Hadamard},
  journal={Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  year={1942},
  volume={4},
  pages={129 - 150}
}
  • J. Hadamard
  • Published 1 November 1942
  • Philosophy
  • Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society
With the death of Picard on 12 December 1941 contemporary science has lost a great personality. Charles Emile Picard was born in Paris, 24 July 1856. During his high school studies at the Lycee Henri IV (which was then known as the Lycee Napoleon) he excelled in Greek translation, Latin verses, historical studies, but decidedly disliked geometry, which, from mere fear of punishment, he learnt by heart. On the contrary, when at the age of fifteen, in the class of ‘Seconde’, he became acquainted… 
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