# The Mystery of the Einstein–Poincaré Connection

@article{Darrigol2004TheMO, title={The Mystery of the Einstein–Poincar{\'e} Connection}, author={Olivier Darrigol}, journal={Isis}, year={2004}, volume={95}, pages={614 - 626} }

This essay discusses attempts that have been made to explain the striking similarities between two theories propounded in 1905 by Albert Einstein and Henri Poincaré without any mutual reference.

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