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Giovanni Battista Guccia

Pioneer of International Cooperation in Mathematics

  • Benedetto Bongiorno
  • Guillermo P. Curbera
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Benedetto Bongiorno, Guillermo P. Curbera
    Pages 1-33
  3. Benedetto Bongiorno, Guillermo P. Curbera
    Pages 35-68
  4. Benedetto Bongiorno, Guillermo P. Curbera
    Pages 69-83
  5. Benedetto Bongiorno, Guillermo P. Curbera
    Pages 85-125
  6. Benedetto Bongiorno, Guillermo P. Curbera
    Pages 127-172
  7. Benedetto Bongiorno, Guillermo P. Curbera
    Pages 173-213
  8. Benedetto Bongiorno, Guillermo P. Curbera
    Pages 215-242
  9. Benedetto Bongiorno, Guillermo P. Curbera
    Pages 243-285
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 287-301

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the life and work of mathematician Giovanni Battista Guccia, founder of the Circolo Matematico di Palermo and its renowned journal, the Rendiconti del Circolo matematico di Palermo.

The authors describe how Guccia, an Italian geometer, was able to establish a mathematical society in Sicily in the late nineteenth century, which by 1914 would grow to become the largest and most international in the world, with one of the most influential journals of the time. The book highlights the challenges faced by Guccia in creating an international society in isolated Palermo, and places Guccia’s activities in the wider European context through comparisons with the formation of the London Mathematical Society and the creation of Mittag-Leffler’s Acta Mathematica in Stockholm.

Based on extensive searches in European archives, this scholarly work follows both historical and scientific treads, and will appeal to those interested in the history of mathematics and science in general.

Keywords

MSC (2010): 01A55, 01A60, 01A70, 01A74 Giovanni Battista Guccia Circolo Matematico di Palermo beginnings of mathematical societies Rendiconti del Circolo Matematico di Palermo beginnings of mathematical journals Italian school of algebraic geometry early international congresses of mathematicians Luigi Cremona Henry Poincaré Vito Volterra

Authors and affiliations

  • Benedetto Bongiorno
    • 1
  • Guillermo P. Curbera
    • 2
  1. 1.Università degli Studi di PalermoPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Universidad de SevillaSevillaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78667-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78666-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78667-4
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