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The Math Department of the University of Padova will be called after the name of TULLIO LEVI-CIVITA

November, 25th 2016, 09:00 am - Aula Magna of the University of Padova, Palazzo del Bo, via 8 Febbraio 1848, n.2

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The Math Department of the University of Padova will be called after the name of TULLIO LEVI-CIVITA

November, 25th 2016, 09:00 am - at Aula Magna of the University of Padova, Palazzo del Bo, via 8 Febbraio 1848, n.2, Padova, Italy.

Greetings will be given by the dean of the University, by the dean of the Math Department, by the president of the town Jewish community, by a Tullio Levi-Civita's great-grandchild, and by the president of the head of the Padova University Press.
Three presentations will follow: one concerning the history of Padova in Levi-Civita's time, a second one on the figure of Levi-Civita in history of mathematics, and, finally, a third one directed to a large audience upon Levi-Civita's mathematics.


Please find here the obituaries, written in 1941, of the Royal Societies of London and Edinburgh. They contain a description of Tullio Levi-Civita's work as well as some relevant and touching biographical notes.

PROGRAM of the ceremony

Greetings:
9:00
Prof. Rosario Rizzuto, University Dean.
Prof. Marco Ferrante, Math Department Dean.
Dr. Davide Romanin Jacur, President of the town Jewish community.
Prof. Tullio Ceccherini-Silberstein, a Tullio Levi-Civita' s great-grandchild.
Prof. Luca Illetterati, Head of the Padova University Press,

Presentations:
10:00
Prof. Carlo Fumian, Head of the Center for Italian Resistence' and Contemporaneous Age's History, University of Padova.

10:30
Prof. Umberto Bottazzini, Mathematics and Sciences' historian, University of Milano.

11:30
Prof. Claude Viterbo, Dean of the Math and Applications Department, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris.

Download Tullio Levi-Civita's Royal Society of London obituary by W. V. D. Hodge

Download Tullio Levi-Civita's Royal Society of Edinburgh obituary by A. Eddington

Download Tullio Levi-Civita's Académie des Sciences' obituary by E. Cartan

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