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Lettera Matematica

, Volume 3, Issue 1–2, pp 3–15 | Cite as

‘To each according to his trade’: Italian mathematicians at war

  • Laurent Mazliak
  • Rossana Tazzioli
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Abstract

In this paper, we present a general overview of the involvement of Italian mathematicians in World War I, with a special look at the cases of Volterra and Picone, and considerations about the difficult post-war situation in Italy, with its opposing desires for retribution on the one hand and internationalism on the other.

Keywords

Italian mathematicians World War I Vito Volterra Mauro Picone Tullio Levi–Civita International scientific collaboration Transmission of knowledge 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire de Probabilités et Modèles AléatoiresSorbonne Universités, Université Pierre et Marie CurieParis Cedex 05France
  2. 2.UFR de MathématiquesUniversité de Lille 1Villeneuve d’AscqFrance

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