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Poincaré's homology sphere

Klaus Volkert


This article presents the history of Poincaré’s homology sphere from its start in Poincar\'{e}'s last paper on topology (1904) to the 1930's where different presentations of this 3-manifold were discovered.


homology sphere, history of topology

Mathematical Subject Classification 2010

Primary: 01A55, 01A60


Received: 11th November 2012
Accepted: 12th February 2013
Published: 13th May 2013
Editor: Erhard Scholz