The cousin of Henri Poincare and brother of Raymond Poincare, a prime minister of France, Lucien was educated at the Higher Teaching Traing School and the Sorbonne University. He became a science professor at the Louis XIV College and subsequently at Sevres. He was also a part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Science in Paris. In 1902, he was named inspector-general of physical science. In 1909, he published The New Physics and Its Evolution, a well-respected treatise. In 1910, he became the director of secondary education at the Ministry of Public Instruction. In 1914, he was named to the post of Director of Higher Education and finally, in 1917 he was appointed rector of the Academie de Paris. His other works include Electricity, Present and Future (1908).
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