A historical look at dynamical systems, starting with Poincare's entry to the contest of King Oscar of Sweden, and leading up to the present day. This lecture was the invited opening plenary lecture at ENOC-05, Fifth EUROMECH Nonlinear Dynamics Conference, held at the Technical University of Eidhoven, the Netherlands, Aug 7-12, 2005. Some material was also taken from a plenary lecture at the SIAM 50th anniversary meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA, July 2002.
A text version, but entirely without pictures, will be appearing in the ENOC special issue of International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos in Fall, 2005.
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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering