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Joseph Liouville et le Bureau des longitudes : mettre le pied à l'étrier à de jeunes savants et contrôler les dérives hégémoniques

Abstract : While his mathematical work has been the subject of numerous studies, the role played by Joseph Liouville (1809-1882) in French astronomy remains unknown. I propose here to focus on it and to examine by what academic mechanism Liouville entered the Bureau des longitudes, succeeding to a line of prestigious “géomètres”. Helping more than one ambitious young man from the École Polytechnique get off to a good start, he also occupied a key institutional position during the serious crisis of French astronomy between 1854 and 1870.
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Colette Le Lay. Joseph Liouville et le Bureau des longitudes : mettre le pied à l'étrier à de jeunes savants et contrôler les dérives hégémoniques. Cahiers François Viète, Centre François Viète, Université de Nantes, 2018, Actualité des recherches du Centre François Viète, III (4), pp.37-59. ⟨halshs-01740772⟩

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